Lemon Thyme Spelt Bars

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These lemon bars, adapted from Giada De Laurentiis via foodnetwork, are more of a shortbread with a thin lemon glaze. They don’t have the same texture as a lemon bar.

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  • 130 Refined spelt flour
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh lemon thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 120 g Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 60 g Powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 70 g Powdered sugar
  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 165C/325F. Line an 8-inch baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, lemon-thyme and salt. Set aside. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together softened butter and powdered sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla.
  3. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Using damp fingers, press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes until golden. Cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Whisk the lemon juice and powdered sugar together for the glaze in a medium bowl until smooth. Spoon the glaze over the cooled crust. Allow the glaze to harden, at room temperature, for at least 1 hour.
  5. Lift the parchment paper to remove the crust from the pan. Cut into the bars and arrange on a serving platter or store airtight in a plastic container at room temperature.

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82 comments:

rita cooks italian 19/7/12 07:37

These lemon bars look great for my empty biscuits jar. I wonder if they crumble like a proper shortbread or not. I like the sticky lemon glaze. The summer school holiday will start next week: I need a lot of cakes/biscuits.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 19/7/12 07:38

A great creation! Those look wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Baker Street 19/7/12 07:38

I love these bite sized bars and the lemon glaze you used to dress it with! What a fabulous combination. A couple of these would just make my day!

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Vimitha Anand 19/7/12 08:19

That would give a zing to the mouth... Yummmm...

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Munatycooking 19/7/12 08:42

These lemon bars look delicious, I can hear them calling my name ;) ... I think I have to make some soon!

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kitchen flavours 19/7/12 09:31

These look wonderful! I love shortbreads!

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Shobha 19/7/12 10:16

A very different dish...never seen it before.

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Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet 19/7/12 10:33

Oh...BEAUTIFUL! So elegant and delicious :) Loving these bite size lemon bars!

Hugs <3

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Sam 19/7/12 11:58

Lemon bars are always too sweet for me. These look like they would be perfect. I kind of want them for breakfast...

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Priya 19/7/12 13:19

Wow they came out extremely awesome.

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Guru Uru 19/7/12 13:20

The flavour combo here is so delicious :D
Beautiful!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 19/7/12 13:31

Your food always looks amazing, you have such talent! These look beautiful and so tasty!

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The Café Sucré Farine 19/7/12 13:45

Fabulous, what a fun, unique treat!

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Joanne 19/7/12 14:05

Lemony desserts always sound delicious to me! These look like seriously tasty bars!

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Ali 19/7/12 14:15

These look sooo good! Love anything with a citrus flavour!

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 19/7/12 14:26

Shortbread with a lemon glaze? Yes please! They look amazing. Have a great weekend Angie!

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foodtravelandwine 19/7/12 14:26

FANTASTIC!....I have some spelt flour that I can use it now!.....very yummy!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

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Jenn 19/7/12 14:29

I love lemon and thyme together...although I've only had that flavor combination in savory dishes. These bars look and sound incredible!

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Bams Kitchen 19/7/12 15:26

I love lemony things and the addition of thyme is really nice. Very light and summery. Thanks for stopping by my website so that I could find yours. Looking forward to staying in touch. Take caree, BAM

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Susan 19/7/12 15:40

How refreshing these bars looks and I'm s "sucker" for anything lemon! XOXO

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RavieNomNoms 19/7/12 16:00

Wow, they look incredible!

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Amelia 19/7/12 16:03

Hi Angie, this is absolutely delicious, pass me few pieces. LOL
Love your presentation, very classy look.

Have a nice week ahead.

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Eva 19/7/12 16:08

These look incredibly tasty Angie. I have a lovely lemon thyme plant on my back deck and now I have a tasty treat to make with it.

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thecompletecookbook 19/7/12 16:21

These sound delicious.
:-) Mandy

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Lora 19/7/12 16:36

These are gorgeous! I love the flavors.

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Heather @girlichef.com 19/7/12 17:41

These look fantastic - delicate little lemony shortbreads. Mmmm...and that glaze. Just beautiful.

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Ananda Rajashekar 19/7/12 17:42

What a refreshing bar, can imagine thyme flavours there heavenly!!

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Gloria 19/7/12 20:36

ah Angie these look amazing:))

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Alida 19/7/12 22:15

great idea these bars. Yum!

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Erica 19/7/12 22:24

I love this version of lemon bars! Thyme is a great addition and I love the texture!

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Rosita Vargas 19/7/12 23:55

Esto luce muy bonito una buena versión,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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Blond Duck 20/7/12 00:47

I've always wanted to try spelt!

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Elisabeth 20/7/12 01:28

Such gorgeous, lemony, and refreshing these bars are! Love the thyme addition, which gives it such a special aroma, and flavor, as well!

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Sandra Lee 20/7/12 02:11

That lemon glaze is something else and I am totally intrigued by the spelt flour.

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Amanda 20/7/12 02:44

yum! you are so talented at baking! :D

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vianney 20/7/12 02:50

A citrus power packed bite!! love

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wenn 20/7/12 03:13

the taste must be awesome!

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Pam 20/7/12 03:31

Yum. They look pretty and delicious.

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mjskit 20/7/12 03:35

Oh I love these lemons bars! One of my favorite herbs is lemon thyme and I have a beautiful plant out the back door. I can't wait to make these! Your pictures make them irresistible!

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Jasna Varcakovic 20/7/12 05:29

Beautifully created; love your photos!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 20/7/12 05:34

LOVE lemon bars and the added touch of thyme :)

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Reem | Simply Reem 20/7/12 06:44

Love these...
I love short bread so totally in love here..
A quick question, does spelt flour effects the texture? I have been thinking of using it..

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anne 20/7/12 10:51

These lemon-thyme bars look fantastic ! The flavor combo must be awesome !

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love2dine 20/7/12 11:36

Oh I have always wanted to try making

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Fimère 20/7/12 11:45

j'aime cette recette, originale
bonne journée

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Fimère 20/7/12 11:47

originale comme recette, j'aime beaucoup
bonne journée

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Cathy at Wives with Knives 20/7/12 14:25

Your photo are stunning, Angie. These lemon bars look so delicious. I have never tried spelt flour and will have to get some for this recipe.

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All That I'm Eating 20/7/12 14:27

This sounds brilliant, not seen anything quite like it before. Lemon and thyme are such a great combination.

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Kumi 20/7/12 15:58

What a mouth-watering (literally) treat!! I love tart sweets, and these look perfect...

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Faith 20/7/12 16:17

I LOVE the idea of lemon-glazed shortbread so much more than actual lemon bars -- these look so much better! Thyme is the perfect addition too.

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Jenn Kendall 20/7/12 21:26

these are beautiful! love the addition of thyme! and that glaze is to die for!

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Debra Eliot 20/7/12 21:58

Love putting herbs in sweet (and unexpected) dishes. I think I would like these more than lemon bars. We're more into shortbread around here!

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Kate from Scratch 20/7/12 23:07

Beautiful recipe you have here. I've yet to use spelt flour, but I've heard good things. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/7/12 00:49

These sound delicious and much less rich than a regular lemon bar! What a perfect way to use all of the thyme I have growing in my garden right now.

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Amy (Savory Moments) 21/7/12 01:18

I love these bars. Using herbs in sweet baked goods is a great idea. I love to make rosemary shortbread and have been wanting to make a thyme and lemon version. These look wonderful!

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Norma Chang 21/7/12 01:25

Lemon thyme in a sweet treat finished with a lemon glaze, lovely.

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Lizzy 21/7/12 02:20

You are the spelt queen! Another tempting treat...I'd love a couple with my evening tea :) Enjoy your weekend~

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Magic of Spice 21/7/12 03:20

These look so, so good! Love spelt goodies :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Kitchen Belleicious 21/7/12 03:52

these are so amazing. I love the lemon and thyme flavors together and that the crust is more of a shortbread texture. Very very cool you used spelt flour instead of AP flour. Awesome recipe

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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 21/7/12 04:23

They look so good! Especially with the lemon glaze.

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Torviewtoronto 21/7/12 04:46

lovely flavour delicous bars

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Hotly Spiced 21/7/12 06:52

What a great bar/shortbread. I love lemon bars but I've never tried them with herbs. I would love to try this xx

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Priscilla | ShesCookin 21/7/12 08:37

Lemon shortbread cookies with thyme sound divine! And they look beautiful with the light glaze.

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Amy 21/7/12 09:29

I love lemon thyme and these just simple look divine.

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Jeanette 21/7/12 15:20

I love your use of lemon thyme in this sweet treat. I haven't tried baking with spelt flour before, but I understand it works really well.

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Shirley Tay 21/7/12 15:58

Love these lemon infused bars! It's delish, dear!

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Claudia 21/7/12 23:55

These are the perfect July creation - all summer and lightness and brightness. And such photos - also proclaiming lightness and light.

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Reeni 22/7/12 02:58

These buttery lemon bars are delectable Angie! The perfect summery treat!

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Cinnamon and Thyme 22/7/12 08:31

Wonderful! I love working with splet flour :).

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Cass @foodmyfriend 23/7/12 07:58

So natural and beautiful. I would prefer spelt over regular flour anyday.

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tania @ A Perfect Pantry 24/7/12 02:37

Just perfect... I have lots of lemons to spare in my garden, so I'm going to give this a whirl:)

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lena 24/7/12 16:48

even if it's more like shortbread, i want to have them and i want to pop in 2 at one time!!

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Devaki 25/7/12 02:42

What an amazing creation ANGIE - decadent and refreshing short breads. Makes me want to eat these sitting on a mountain top in a field of flowers and smattering of thyme :))

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Barbara Bakes 26/7/12 14:52

Sounds like a great cookie - light and refreshing.

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 26/7/12 17:16

These are gorgeous! I bet they can be made with many different flours... yummy!

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Cake Duchess 27/7/12 04:11

I love the combo of lemon and thyme together. Fabulous to have as an afternoon snack. The photo of the lemon drizzle is just lovely, Angie. xx

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Alessandra 28/7/12 10:07

Very interesting, I would love to try them :-).

Ciao
Alessandra

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Curt's Delectables 29/7/12 16:42

Hi I am your newest followers love all the breads you make they are wonderful... hope to be your newest foodie friend!

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My Little Space 31/7/12 13:40

These are very tasty bars. Got to make some on the coming weekend.
Kristy

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Curt's Delectables 20/8/12 13:07

These Look Great! I love anything lemon so tasty!

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