This month is such a great opportunity to show all your loves how much you care by baking, or making a special meal together. You might even create a sweet indulgence like these Gluten Free Lemon Squares. The winter doldrums won’t hit so hard if you break up the month with treats, and maybe take a break together too.
These gluten free lemon treats are pretty easy to make and I happen to love all the lemony snacks as you know by now so these are a big hit with me.
We just got back from a wonderful family ski trip to Vermont and loved every minute of it. Road trips and food go together like peanut butter and jelly. It was a 9 1/2 hour drive, so we certainly had food packed for the drive. We typically take carrots, celery, oranges, vegetable chips and a lot of water. But this time I also baked a banana bread and sliced it up for the long drive. That banana bread was tasty and a little reminder of home away from home.
Road Trips always get me thinking what can we take with us, how can we eat better on the road, and how much food do we need? Also can I squeeze something super special and tasty in for car food? My family knows I always have something sweet to perk everyone up a little. And I typically pack printable road game scavenger hunts too. Who says car food, and car rides, need to be boring?
No sooner were we back home from the Vermont trip than I started plotting our next getaway. Ski season is short and travel is essential when you ski, because you are always chasing the snow and the next great on mountain experience. We are heading straight back out on another road trip this week actually. But this time around I am bringing my Gluten Free Lemon Bars with us. That’s a sweet treat that my youngest daughter helped me to bake yesterday. She’s a great little chef and loves to be in the kitchen.
Unless you are new here, you know by now that I have a longstanding sweet tooth issue. It’s my Achille’s Heel so to speak. Sugary snacks and treats are my favourite indulgence. Chocolate, cookies, jelly beans – I love all the sweets. Now don’t get me wrong at all. We eat mostly well and are super conscious of foods that fuel our bodies, especially when we are spending large amounts of time skiing, or swimming together.
But, there’s nothing wrong with a couple of sweet indulgences from time to time. This week we are crushing on these Gluten Free Lemon Squares. I’ll let you in on a not so secretive fact about me – my two favourite, no three favourite flavours ever, are: caramel, butterscotch and lemon. Lemon treats, desserts, pies and candies are refreshing and, if done right, they are the perfect balance between sweet and tart.
Sometimes romance in this house with a busy active family and a business is hard to find. So you have to steal small sweet indulgences. You know what I mean, right? Sneaking kisses in when the kids are busy texting someone. Making your spouse a coffee just the way they like it, and placing it in front of them without saying a word. Over the years my husband has become very good at surprising me with lemon treats. He knows that lemon meringue pie on an anniversary makes me happy. And a good cup of coffee is the way to my heart.
This weekend we will be taking some of these scrumptious Gluten Free Lemon Squares with us when we head to Collingwood to ski. We’ll build memories and share something special together too at Parkbridge Resorts. In fact, these are perfect any time. Whether you share your sweet treats with someone special or savour them quietly with a coffee or tea, having a small sweet indulgence to look forward is sometimes just enough to get you through Friday, or even Monday afternoon.
Gluten Free Lemon Squares - Sweet Indulgence #BornOnTheFarm
- 1/2 cup of Gay Lea salted or unsalted butter either will do
- 1 1/2 cups of potato flour or potato starch
- 1 1/4 cups of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 lemons
- pinch of vanilla
- two tablespoons of icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Melt 1/2 cup of butter until soft not liquid
- Blend in 1 1/4 cups potato flour
- Add 1/4 cup of sugar
- And add pinch of vanilla
- Whisk together until the mixture forms a crust.
- Use an 8 by 8 cooking pan
- Spray the bottom of the pan lightly and then line with parchment paper
- Back the crust for 10 minutes and remove from the oven
- In a separate bowl combine
- squeeze juice out of three lemons
- combine eggs with lemon juice
- add 1 cup of sugar
- Add one tiny container of Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Lemon cottage cheese
- Whisk together until smooth and well blended.
- Pour the lemon mixture over the crust
- Bake 20 minutes at 350.
- Remove from oven and let cool then cut into squares.
Nordica Smooth Line of cottage cheese products are some of my favourite new Gay Lea products. The Nordica Smooth cottage cheese is flavoured to taste like yogurt and smooth, without any of the curds in cottage cheese. The addition of any of the smooth cottage cheese products lends a hint of protein and a whole lot of flavour to your baking. Really enjoyable product on its own.
Gay Lea Nordica Smooth cottage cheese comes in Vanilla Bean flavour, Salted Caramel Flavour and Lemon. It’s unlike any other product on the market right now. Smooth and delicious and a great snack for on the go, or for school lunches. In fact I have sampled all of the flavours and love them all.
The small portion sizes make me happy. Sometimes I just grab a container and a spoon when running the kids around to their after school activities. 10 grams of protein and 110 calories per serving. Some people enjoy adding granola to this yummy product.
I created this post as a paid ambassador with Gay Lea Foods and PTPA for 2017. My opinion is all my own and it is truthful. I only work with brands I love and use.