I posted on Facebook and Instagram yesterday that we had a roast beef dinner.

The joint was Silverside Beef by Goddards of Norfolk butchers, one of the ones from my protein pack. It was delicious – very tender and very tasty. With it I roasted some: potatoes, parsnips, and beetroot. I also mashed some swede and carrots and we had cabbage, broccoli, and broad beans. Very filling and delicious.

The photo I put up yesterday was of the Lemon bars I made for our dessert – I knew we would not want anything big after that massive main meal! They are extremely lemony and a perfect dessert after a large meal. The recipe is adapted slightly from http://pickfreshfoods.com

Classic Lemon bars


For the Base:

  • 3/4 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, chilled and cubed.

For the filling:

  • 1 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Semi-skimmed milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea salt
  • 2 Tsp Lemon zest, finely grated (I love my Microplane Zester Grater for this)


For the base:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c
  2. Coat an 8″ square baking pan with spray oil, or line with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, icing sugar and salt.
  4. Add the butter and combine it with the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs, you can use a fork or your fingers.
  5. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

For the filling:

  1. While the base is cooking combine the sugar and flour in a bowl.
  2. Whisk in the eggs.
  3. Add the lemon juice, milk and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour over the baked crust. Sprinkle the lemon zest on top.
  5. Put back into the oven for 20 minutes, or until firmly set.
  6. Cool on a rack.
  7. Remove from the pan and cut into 9 squares.
  8. Dust with icing sugar.
  9. Enjoy!

As always, ingredients differ greatly so this is just a rough nutritional guide based on the ingredients I have used…..

Lemon Bars

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