1 cup & 2 Tablespoons organic spelt flour, divided
4 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter
7 Tablespoons organic pure cane sugar
2 large organic lemons (you'll be using the zest from both of them, so I'd go organic if at all possible)
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
tiny pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8" square baking dish with cooking spray. (I use a mister I fill with olive oil).
Either in a food processor, or with a pastry blender (like this) combine 1 cup spelt flour, butter, and 4 Tablespoons cane sugar until the butter is 'cut' into the flour, and it looks like cornmeal. Spoon this into your oiled baking dish, and firmly press into the bottom evenly. Bake approximately 12 minutes, or until edges begin to brown & fine cracks begin to appear on the surface.
Meanwhile, zest both lemons (yielding about 2 teaspoons) and juice them (yielding about 1/2 cup) into a large bowl. Add eggs, remaining 2 Tablespoons of spelt flour and 2 Tablespoons of cane sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until well combined, and a nice golden yellow color, about 1 minute.
When crust is finished, remove from the oven and evenly pour lemon mixture over the top. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until top is set. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. Enjoy!!
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