Lemon Ginger Bars and Tips for Combating a Cold - Engineer Mommy
Feb 022016
 

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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?

Lemon Ginger Bars

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.

Enjoying some Bigelow Tea

Enjoying some 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!
Enjoying some Bigelow Tea

Enjoying some Bigelow Tea


Are you ready for the recipe? Here it is:
Lemon Ginger Bars
A tart, slightly spicy treat bursting with the flavor of lemons!
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2533 calories
361 g
802 g
108 g
37 g
63 g
717 g
232 g
231 g
4 g
36 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
717g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2533
Calories from Fat 952
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 108g
166%
Saturated Fat 63g
316%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 802mg
267%
Sodium 232mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 361g
120%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 231g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A
73%
Vitamin C
26%
Calcium
16%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the crust
  1. 1 cups Flour
  2. 1/4 cup Sugar
  3. 1/2 cup Butter
For the filling
  1. 3/4 cup Sugar
  2. 1/3 cup Flour
  3. 3 Eggs
  4. 3 tbsp. Steeped Tea: Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger
  5. 1/4 tsp. Ginger Powder
  6. Zest And Juice Of 2 Lemons
  7. Powdered Sugar, For Topping
For the crust
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a pan with butter.
  2. 2. Combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and stir until it resembles small crumbs.
  3. 3. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
For the filling
  1. 1. Combine the sugar, ginger powder and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and use a whisk to combine.
  2. 2. Add the lemon zest & lemon juice and combine.
  3. 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. 4. Pour over crust. Bake 20 minutes.
  5. 5. Let cool and top with some powdered sugar. Cut into squares.
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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.
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


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.
Getting the Juice & Zest from a Lemon

Getting the Juice & Zest from a Lemon


Getting the Juice & Zest from a Lemon

Getting the Juice & Zest from a Lemon


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.
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


When it comes back out of the oven, let it cool and dust powdered sugar all over the top. Cut into squares!
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


And serve with Bigelow tea!
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


The tartness of the lemon and the spiciness of the ginger really stand out!
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars


And this pairs so nicely with a big mug of hot Bigelow Tea Lemon Ginger!
Lemon Ginger Bars

Lemon Ginger Bars

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!

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Now, learn more about Bigelow Tea here and tell me: How do you combat a cold? What’s your favorite flavor of Bigelow Tea?







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19 Responses to “Lemon Ginger Bars and Tips for Combating a Cold”

  1. Lemon is probably my all-time favorite flavor. Your lemon and ginger bars look delicious. I need to try that lemon and ginger tea, too. Thankfully, I haven’t been sick at all this winter, but your tips are spot on.

  2. Bigelow’s Lemon Ginger is one of my favorite flavors. I bet these bars are delicious! [client]

  3. I love lemon bars- but I have never tried ginger with lemon in food! I’m not a tea drinker but this sounds like an interesting way to make lemon bars!

  4. I love the sound of lemon and ginger bars. I like lemons anyway but these sound delicious. Sorry you’ve been under the weather. Hope you are feeling better now.

  5. I love all things lemon, I’m a big tea drinker so love the Bigelow. We are battling colds in my home right now so the tips are a must.

  6. Mmm, those flavors sound really good. This is an awesome way to use that tea! I love that it has probiotics.

  7. These lemon bars look absolutely amazing. Thanks for the cold and flu avoidance tips–I am constantly sick during the winter and it is so incredibly annoying.

  8. You know, I have never had a lemon bar before. I have seen them and when I go to grab one they are always gone! I would love to whip up a batch and see how they are for myself. I have had lots of sickness in our house this winter.. too many sick kids!! AHH!!!

  9. Lemon and ginger are two of my favorite flavors. This tea sounds so good, as does the bars.

  10. ohhhh, those lemon bars!!! thanks for the step by step. Now I have dessert and cold care!

  11. Man do I LOVE Lemon Bars! I’ll definitely have to try these Lemon Ginger Bars out (they look super yummy!) <3

  12. I’m not a huge fan of ginger so not sure if I would care for them or not. I like hot peppermint or plain tea honey.

  13. This lemon ginger Bigelow tea and the lemon ginger bars both sound amazing. I have not had lemon bars in forever and never with ginger so these are a must try for me. Thanks for sharing the tips for combating a cold and the recipe.

  14. Lemon and ginger are two of my favorite flavors together! I recently made lemon ginger cupcakes (with tea!) and they were delish so I’ll have to try these!

  15. I love lemon and ginger hot tea so I’m sure I’d love these. I don’t think I’ve ever made lemon bars before and the fact that these help combat a cold are a great reason to try them.

  16. What a timely post! I am really into ginger and lemon now to cure other stuff but making it into a bar is new so thanks for this!

  17. These look delicious! Lemon is one of my all time favorite things, so this would be so good for me. I have been seriously fighting off colds left and right! With 6 kids, and 5 being in school the germs are crazy!

  18. Lemon bars are my absolutely favorite! Everytime it is served I can’t help but get a serving! Thanks for sharing your recipe that has lemon and ginger! Will definitely give it a try!

  19. I’ve got to try these lemon ginger bars. I have my lemon ginger tea every morning! :) I love it!

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