Lemon Ginger Bars and Tips for Combating a ColdFebruary 2, 2016
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Cold and cough season is definitely in full swing! My husband and I have both been feeling under-the-weather in recent days. The tissues are out, the hot tea is steeping and the soup is cooking. We have all our favorite essentials on hand to help us get through these colds. And to make our days a bit sweeter, we’ve also been enjoying some delicious, easy-to-prepare Lemon Ginger Bars made with Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger! These sweet & tart bars actually contain some steeped Bigelow Tea in them, but they also pair really nicely with a hot mug of Bigelow tea. There’s nothing like cuddling up with some hot tea and a sweet treat when battling a cold!
Want a sneak peek at my Lemon Ginger Bars?
Don’t they look yummy?! Before, I get to the recipe for the bars, let me share with you all what else I’m doing to combat this cold. These are really simple, easy steps that make a big impact! To download a printable checklist version of this list, please CLICK HERE!
- Germs are passed by dirty hands, so wash hands often! Use hand sanitizer liberally to disinfect hands.
- Drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated when battling a cold will only delay recovery, so I make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Savor some homemade chicken noodle soup. There’s something undeniably comforting about a big bowl of homemade soup! The vitamins and minerals will help you fight off any cold.
- Rest and relax! Many of us are usually running around all day every day taking care of errands and responsibilities. However, when dealing with a cold, it’s prudent to slow down and schedule some down-time.
- Drink Bigelow tea. I’ve been a huge fan of tea for as long as I can remember! Over the years, I have collected quite a large collection of various teas, tea accessories, tea pots, tea mugs and more. The whole process of steeping a tea- everything from boiling the water to steeping the tea bag to adding a bit of sweetener – is calming and relaxing. When I’m facing a cold, I drink plenty of Bigelow tea throughout the day! I recently picked up the Lemon Ginger and Green Tea varieties of Bigelow Tea.
There’s nothing better than cuddling up on the sofa with a cozy throw and a big mug of hot tea! I’ve enjoyed the Lemon Ginger flavor of Bigelow tea so much so I wanted to incorporate it into my recipe for Lemon Ginger Bars!
Are you ready for the recipe? Here it is:
- 1 cups Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/3 cup Flour
- 3 Eggs
- 3 tbsp. Steeped Tea: Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger
- 1/4 tsp. Ginger Powder
- Zest And Juice Of 2 Lemons
- Powdered Sugar, For Topping
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a pan with butter.
- 2. Combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and stir until it resembles small crumbs.
- 3. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
- 1. Combine the sugar, ginger powder and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and use a whisk to combine.
- 2. Add the lemon zest & lemon juice and combine.
- 3. Steep 1 Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger teabag in a 1/2 cup boiling water. Let cool. Add 3 tbsp of the steeped tea to the lemon filling mixture.
- 4. Pour over crust. Bake 20 minutes.
- 5. Let cool and top with some powdered sugar. Cut into squares.
After mixing the batter for the crust, I make sure to use my hands to really pack the crust down into the greased baking pan. As it cooks, it will harden and darken a bit.
To get a nice, bright lemon-y flavor in the filling, I like to roll my lemons on the counter before cutting them. I also pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen up the juice inside. First, I zest the exteriors of the lemons and then, I extract all the juice inside.
After the crust cooks in the oven, you will notice that the crust gets brown at the edges and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Simply pour the lemon filling mixture on top and place it back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
When it comes back out of the oven, let it cool and dust powdered sugar all over the top. Cut into squares!
And serve with Bigelow tea!
The tartness of the lemon and the spiciness of the ginger really stand out!
And this pairs so nicely with a big mug of hot Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger!
If you want to pick up some Bigelow Tea to have on hand for cough & cold season, stop by your nearest Walmart store! You’ll find Bigelow Tea in the coffee & tea aisle!
Now, learn more about Bigelow Tea here and tell me: How do you combat a cold? What’s your favorite flavor of Bigelow Tea?