I am so happy that I've discovered these bars! Buttery base, creamy in the middle and crunchy on the top these bars are amazing. The lemon flavour isn't too sweet or too tart. You must try these! I promise, you will not be disappointed.
1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup/113g butter, lightly softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats
1 can (14 ounce/397g) sweetened condensed milk
½ cup/120ml lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add oats and flour to butter/sugar mixture and mix to combine. Press half of oat crumb mixture into the bottom of a 20x20cm pan.
Mix together condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread onto the bottom layer of the crumb mixture. Mix the other half of the crumb mixture and knead together with your hands so that the butter that you added gets incorporated then crumble on top of lemon layer but don’t press.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to sit on counter for 30 minutes after baking. Refrigerate for couple of hours or overnight and cut into squares.
Serve cool. Makes 16.