The best lemon bars are not Italian, I know.
I’m not sure if the original recipe comes from the UK or the USA, but I’m afraid is definitely not Italian.
Anyway here in Tuscany, from my garden, I have a fabulous lemon tree that gives juicy lemons and I couldn’t try this sweet treat.
Furthermore, a friend of mine from Napoli told me that she bakes the best lemon bars with lemons from Sorrento and you can imagine how fantastic they come up.
Since I’m a Cooking Classes instructor and a Private Chef in Tuscany, I love quality ingredients, local produce, and, first of all, seasonal fruit and veggies. I’m a Slow Food manager as well and I wish a world where the food is “fair, clean and good”.
That’s why with my company “Cuoche in Vacanza” (Italian for Chefs for your holiday), we pay the utmost attention to preparing the whole meal by scratch. Directly at our customer’s holiday home.
Well, we have lemons all year long here in Italy and I wished to bake the best lemon bars as I saw these fantastic fruits in my garden.
The recipe that I’m going to write you down here is perfect and well balanced in sugar and sour flavor. Is not so easy to obtain this, but you can take it for granted. We made the best lemon bars many times and now I can be sure about the right amount of ingredients and baking times.
Last time, for a Private Dinner in Lucca we baked the best lemon bars for a family coming from Guam.
They asked for these bars just because they love Italian lemons, Italian lemon custard, and, obviously, Limoncello and Arancello!
I love my job and I try to pass down to others all the secrets learned from my granny first and Chef Academy later.
Well, here you can find all the right steps and amount of ingredients. I’m sure you can’t be wrong. They’ll be the best lemon bars you could make!
I love bars! Which taste are the bars you prefer?
Do you prefer preparing the crust by scratch or using cookie crumbles? Why?
I’m at your disposal for any question, just write a comment and I’ll answer you asap!
Lindsay Abbott-Burns says
I wantto comment on the pomodoro sauce Erika makes. It is fantastic! We will never buy sauce in a jar again, since we now know how to make such delicious sauce.
Erika Elia says
Oh Lindsay can’t imagine how I’m happy because of your words. I love my job and writing about food because of people like you. Keep in touch, I’m always at your disposal xxx