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Monday, October 5, 2009


This week’s special is inspired by a book I just finished: The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin. Agnes Sparrow has devoted her life to praying for the people in her town who come to her for prayers of healing. It’s a fun, quirky book with a powerful message about the One who is the ultimate healer. Food plays a major role in the story, and one of Agnes Sparrow’s favorites is lemon squares. Every time she polished off a plate, my mouth watered, so in honor of Agnes, today’s special is Lemon Squares. I think Agnes would approve.


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
¾ cup butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ½ cups sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ cup lemon juice

Additional confectioners’ sugar

Combine first three ingredients; pat into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, flour and lemon juice until frothy; pour over the hot crust. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Cut into squares.

Yield: 3-4 dozen yummy squares.

Pull up a chair, help yourself to a lemon square, served today with a cup of Verona Bold, and tell me what books you’ve been reading lately.


Erica Vetsch said...

I am currently reading Montana Rose by Mary Connealy and loving every word of it!

carla stewart said...

Max has read Mary's book and gave it two thumbs up. She always spins a great yarn!

Myra Johnson said...

Obviously with a blog title like "Carla's CAFE," I should realize how dangerous it is to stop in here. I always leave hungry!

I just finished Mary's Cowboy Christmas. Another enjoyable story with Mary's usual flair for humor-laced romantic struggles and Old West charm.

Right now I'm reading Sharon Souza's Every Good and Perfect Gift, a roller-coaster ride about two nearly-40 women who had decided early on in their marriages not to have children, and now one of them desperately wants to.