Sunday, January 07, 2007

Time Warp Lemon Squares

These were tastier than they look, I promise. The recipe is courtesy of vegweb. They weren't a pretty yellow color because I used flax as the egg replacer. I'm sure Ener-G would have made them look prettier, but I don't normally use the stuff. It's so pricey. I would maybe buy some to use in recipes like this if they came in tiny boxes for a reasonable amount of money, but I don't want to spend more than $5/box for something that's going to just sit in the pantry for years.
I recently read that to help clean the microwave, you should boil some water in it for a couple of minutes. It helps loosen up the icky stuff stuck in there. To make it smell good, you can add lemon slices to the water, so that's what I did with the lemons after I was done squeezing and zesting them.


Zev Winicur said...

I have used ground flaxseed as an egg replacer with varying success. How did it work in this recipe? Do you simply add the flax seed in or do you 'prep' it with hot water?

Laura Faye said...

I find flaxseed to be more reliable than the Ener-G stuff (just don't try to use it in sugar cookies!). I mixed it with water before using it. Also, I keep my ground flaxseed in the freezer because I've heard that it can go rancid quickly if left out (this isn't true for the regular, unground flaxseeds). The lemony part of the lemon squares had a semi-custardy consistency, so I'd say that's about right.

KleoPatra said...

i love Ener-G. It's worth the investment as i use it often and it goes a long way, that big box... Your squares look hip!!