Lemon Ginger Bars
Lemon Ginger Bars is Head to the store and pick up ginger bars, lemon juice, honey, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 20 minutes.
Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
Mix the flour, sugar, ground ginger, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
Melt the butter over medium heat and immediately add to the dry ingredients; use a large rubber spatula to stir to a smooth, shiny dough.
Add the egg, crystallized ginger, honey and lemon zest and beat vigorously to make a smooth dough.
Scrape the dough into the prepared pan and use the palm of your hand to evenly press it over the bottom of the pan.
Bake the bars until well risen, firm, and lightly golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.
While the bars are baking, use a small rubber spatula to beat the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice together.
Add water, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if it’s too thick to spread.
As soon as the bars are baked, place a cutting board on the pan and use oven mitts to invert the hot bars to the board.
Remove the pan and paper and immediately pour the lemon glaze on the bars; use a small metal offset spatula to spread it evenly. It will set as the bars cool.
Use a ruler to mark, then cut 2-inch squares.
Serving: Arrange the bars on a platter—the icing is dry so they can be stacked. Storage: Keep the bars in a tin or plastic container with a tight-fitting cover between sheets of wax paper.