Lemon-Vanilla Dream Bars
 
 
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces white chocolate, chopped and divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ cup lemon curd
Method
  1. Position a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 350. Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line the pan with foil or parchment, leaving an overhang on 2 sides of the pan.
  2. In a double-boiler or a heat-proof pan, combine butter and chocolate. Stir constantly, until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and salt.
  3. Whisk in your eggs, 1 at a time, and then whisk in extract and vanilla bean paste/powder. Gently fold in your flour with a spatula. When just a few streaks of flour remain, fold in the remaining 2 ounces of chocolate. Pour batter into prepared pan—it will be thick.
  4. Dollop lemon curd on top of your mixture by tablespoonfuls. Using a knife, swirl the curd into your batter. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Transfer pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Using the foil/parchment overhang, lift out the entire block and cut into 12 squares.
Notes
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/lemon-vanilla-dream-bars/