Somewhere, it's hot. Not here, but probably wherever you are. If so, these gorgeous and inventive little bars deserve a place at your summer picnic. They really do taste like pink lemonade!
What makes them pink? The simplest raspberry puree stirred into the lemon layer.
This was another winner from Smitten Kitchen. The only slight glitch I had was that stirring in the flour left me with some lumps, which I then spent quite a bit of time trying to squash without overmixing. But, maybe my flour was lumpy to start. I'm not sure. Does flour just get lumpy out of the blue?
Lumpy or no, these delighted all I foisted them upon. Something about the pink, I think. Even the men got giddy.
Happy birthdays: Two very important people were born today and to them I wish the happiest of birthdays. First to the huz, then to Stacie. I'm lucky to be married to one and count the other as a lifelong friend. I wish you both wonderful years ahead.
To Rome, with love: And Florence and Tuscany too, in a few weeks. Recommendations? Shoot them my way.