Beat at medium speed until soft and creamy about 45 seconds: 1 cup (2 cubes) butter or margarine
Add to the butter and mix until well blended.: 1/2 cup powdered or granulated sugar 1/4 tsp salt
Add in a few portions and mix until the dough is smooth. Add sliced
almonds( optional): 2 cups all-purpose flour
Spread the dough into the prepared pan. Place a piece of plastic wrap
over the dough and press on the dough through the plastic wrap with
yor fingertips to form a smooth, even layer on the bottom of the pan.
Remove the plastic wrap.
Bake the crust at 350°F for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and set the oven at 325°F.
For filling combine and whisk until well blended: 6 large eggs 3 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour pinch of salt 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons finely grated or minced fresh lemon zest
Pour filling over cooked crust and put back in oven for 25 -30 min.
or until lemon mixture sets.
When cool, cut into 24 finger length bars and sprinkle with sifted