Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail….
This song takes me back to springtime in the South, the smell of fresh green grass, blooming azaleas and Easter Egg Hunts. Remember dying eggs with food coloring, I think more was on us than the eggs!
These days we can enjoy plastic filled eggs and a few decorated eggs, food coloring still works, but the joys of “The Hunt” haven’t changed. Looking under bushes, in flower beds, behind trees the elusive prizes in the “special “ eggs, especially the Golden Egg.
So when you are enjoying the outdoors during your egg hunt, don’t forget the Sting-Kill, the bees, wasps and mosquitoes are on their hunt too and you are the prize !
A welcome treat in the Spring or anytime are Lemon Curd Squares. Lemon Squares are a Southern staple and these are the easiest ones I have found. The tartness of the lemons offset by the sweetness of the crust and confectioners’ sugar will put a smile on kids of all ages. A few lemon squares, iced tea and an egg hunt are the perfect combination.
Where is that Golden Egg ?
Lemon Curd Squares
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
- 1 Cup all purpose flour
- ¼ Cup Confectioners Sugar
- Then Add, ½ cup melted butter
Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 greased baking pan and bake
20 minutes. While this is baking make the filling.
- Combine, mixing well:
- 1 Cup Sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tbls. Fresh squeezed lemon juice ( about one lemon)
- 2 tsp grated lemon peel ( optional but I love it)
Pour filling over baked warm crust and bake 25 minutes.
Chill before serving, cut into squares and dust with confectioners sugar.