Fashion and Food Friday’s

It is Friday! I am starting a new blog feature- Food and Fashion Friday’s.

So much of fashion is inspired by our food, and I believe visa versa- many meals, are inspired by fashion. Trends which keep the fashion world alive, exist in the food world- take the cupcake trend, the macaroon trend, the burger bar trend- endless.

Coral is everywhere… and for men, we call this the salmon trend. (My father is sporting new “salmon” shorts courtesy of Callie). I went to get my nails painted, and even OPI was screaming- coral!

So to stay on the coral trend… I made strawberry lemonade bars. I came across this recipe on Pintrest and had to try them. They came out a beautiful coral color and are a great summer desert. I am off to Hilton Head for a long weekend with Mark and his family and these will be a great treat after spending all day on the beach… can’t wait!

Strawberry Lemonade Bars

c/0 US Masala Blog

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 10 tbsp butter at room temperature- cut into small pieces
  • ½ tsp lemon zest

For the Filling:

  • 3 cups strawberries- rough chop
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • lemon zest- from 2 large lemons
  • 2/3 cup flour

Directions:

For the Crust:

  1. Grease a 9 inch pan- I use butter, but parchment paper +cooking spray works just as fine.
  2. Blend the flour, salt, and powder sugar together in a food processor.
  3. Add the butter pieces along with the zest and process until everything is blended and dough starts to form- about 3 minutes.
  4. Place this mixture into the prepared pan and using your fingers, press the dough down so it coats the whole pan.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes- refrigerating/freezing dough before cooking causes the dough not to puff- essential for dishes that you are adding a filling too.
  6. Preheat the over to 350. Bake for about 22 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

For the Filling:

  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor (I used an emulsifier). Add the sugar and blend.
  2. Add in the flour and mix everything until combined. Add in the egg, and lemon juice and pulse till there batter is smooth.
  3. Stir in the zest.
  4. Pour the mixture over the hot crust and bake for 30 minutes- until the center is cooked all the way.
  5. Let cool and sprinkle powder sugar on top.

Happy Friday! Grab your favorite coral piece, a cocktail, and enjoy the weekend.

L.E.F.

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One comment

  1. Now I want it … 😀

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