I love making delicious vegan food and creating vegan versions of all your old favorites, so that youâll never feel like youâre missing out. To prepare the filling: Blend together the lemon zest and juice, cashews, almond milk, vanilla, sugar, and coconut oil until smooth. Use your hands to form a dough. Rub in the vegan butter with your finger tips (or in a food processor) until you have the consistency of breadcrumbs. Do not over mix. Find out more about me here. How To Make Vegan Shortbread. You’d never know these are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan! Made by Blossom Bakery. I wonder if i should have used more than 1/2 a cup of cornstarch given i used fairly thick coconut milk not full cream? ★☆ Bake the crust for 20-25 minutes or until golden. The lemon bars will absorb the dusting of powdered sugar as they sit. In this recipe you bake the crust while you make the filling on your stove top - like lemon meringue pie filling. I'll be making these again soon! Once chilled, slice lemon bars. Yes, in fact it’s perfect if you do. Please read my, Use your hands to break up the butter with the flour until it reaches a crumbly texture, then gradually start to form it into a big ball of dough.Â, Place the dough into the prepared dish and use your hands to smooth it down across the bottom of the dish into a smooth even layer.Â, Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. This is great when you’re serving someone who's skeptical of vegan baking. Updated Oct 14, 2020 / Published: Aug 13, 2019 / This post may contain affiliate links. My kids have allergies to dairy, so this lemon bar recipe is now a staple in our home. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos. 1 Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F.; 2 Sift together flours, baking soda and salt until well combined. Hi I'm Alison Andrews, I'm the voice and cook behind Loving It Vegan and the author of Simple Vegan Dinner Recipes, a digital program created so that you always know the answer to: 'What's For Dinner?' Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Place onto a wooden board and cut into 24 squares.Â. the filling does taste amazing as of right now though. These crispy shortbread cookies are filled with the juice and zest of the lemons I’d brought home from our friends’ countryside ranch in the province of Buenos Aires. For the shortbread biscuits: Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper. Let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours until completely chilled before slicing into squares. Mix the vegan margarine and icing sugar together in a large bowl. Lemon bars are traditionally made from a lemon custard (or lemon curd) base. Posted by Gabrielle in Cookies, Cooking, Easter, Sweets | 0 comments. ★☆ We're Brittany & William from Alberta, Canada. These vegan lemon bars have a simple shortbread crust and a tangy-sweet lemon layer topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. This makes it much crumblier and more shortbread-like! Then add sifted powdered sugar and cream together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Press the dough into the bottom of your baking dish. Can’t thank you enough. Use just enough to give it a light tint of yellow. Spray a 9×13 dish with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper so that there is overhang on either side (you’ll use this to lift the lemon bars out easily later).Â. ★☆. So happy to hear that! Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. (If you want to, you can swap out the canned coconut milk and use non-dairy milk instead. It takes a little patience to get it smoothed out all the way to the sides and into the corners but it’ll get there. You can also add anything as a … Mix in the lemon zest. TOP TIPS: If you can’t find lemon extract, you can omit it, but the lemon flavor will be more subtle. Whisk together the sugar and vegan butter. It will first be crumbly and then gradually … I prefer using coconut milk but oat, cashew, or soy milk will work too.). Well, I made vegan shortbread using vegan butter, and then I used tofu, lemon juice, sugar, and corn starch to make the filling. And I know that I say a lot of things are my new favorite thing, but.. you guys, these are just so good. You can also make your own homemade vegan butter (our recipe has a coconut oil base) that works great in baking! Hi Maria, all purpose flour isn’t as good at thickening as cornstarch. *Canned coconut milk can be substituted with creamy non-dairy milks such as oat, cashew, soy, (or light canned coconut milk/coconut milk in a carton that's intended for drinking). Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pot to prevent lumps. Place the dough into the prepared dish and use your hands to smooth it down evenly across the bottom of the dish. They look impressive yet are deceptively easy to bake. Minus the meringue of course. I'm going to try these this weekend- they look absolutely delicious☺, Your email address will not be published. You can also omit this if you prefer. , Thank you so much Mori! I love lemon flavors when it comes to dessert. Please do us a favor and rate the recipe as well as this really helps us! I love making delicious vegan food and creating delicious vegan versions of all your old favorite dishes, so you can have your vegan cake and eat it too! If you had a very thin bottomed pot (can burn more easily) then a lower temp might be better. It’s even more ideal if you can leave it overnight to really firm up before slicing. Set aside. This looks so so so good! The most helpful comments are the ones that give useful feedback for others who might make the recipe, tell about substitutions you made or adjustments you made and how it turned out, or assisting other commenters. For now, let’s fuel up on some gluten-free lemon shortbread cookies. Whizz the flour, sugar, a pinch of salt and the cornflour in a food processor to sieve and mix briefly, … These vegan lemon bars are the best ever. Thanks for sharing! Amazing! A bit of coconut milk in the lemon layer rounds out the flavour and makes the filling an opaque, creamy yellow. ★☆ About Me â, This post may contain affiliate links. When you’re ready to make these shortbread cookies, start by mixing the flour and salt in a bowl. 1 cup (240ml) Lemon Juice (Freshly Squeezed, about 4 Large Lemons) You can also make this recipe gluten free by switching the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour and adding 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum.