Lemon and Lime Squares (Secret Recipe Club)

It is Secret Recipe Club Reveal time again…


And this month – I got allocated The Saturday Evening Pot – a blog about Faith, Family & Food! Chef John, his (lucky) wife, Anne & their 2 children share a passion for food – which can easily be seen through their recipes, reviews and updates!

the saturday evening pot

I found the following recipe and just KNEW that it was something that I would not only enjoy making, but also eating! (Particularly because I love lemon/lime flavours in sweet treats!)

I adjusted the recipe somewhat – but mixing lemon & lime zest/juice, and unlike Chef John – I used normal flour, not gluten-free as well as full fat Irish Butter instead of soy-free/dairy-free version that he did. Basically – I made the full fat version – while his is definitely the “healthier” option 🙂

Lemon & Lime Squares

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  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

base ingredients


  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons grated lime/lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime/lemon juice
  • (for sprinkling) confectioner’s sugar

filling ingredients

Cooking Directions:

  1. For the base, mix flour & sugar and then add butter and mix until dough comes together
  2. Press the dough gently and evenly over the bottom of the greased baking dish


  1. Bake base on center oven rack until lightly golden, about 15 minutes at 180C
  2. Cool base
  3. Meanwhile, Gently whisk eggs & add the remaining topping ingredients and continue to whisk gently until they are blended.


  1. Pour the topping evenly over cooled base.
  2. Bake until top is set and golden, about 20 to 25 minutes at 180C.
  3. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Sprinkle surface with confectioner’s sugar (a light dusting) and cut into squares with a sharp knife, that is dipped in hot water and wiped dry before each cut.
  5. If you plan to keep longer than one day, keep in air tight container and refrigerate or freeze to preserve crispness of base.
  6. Makes 9 to 12 bars.

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