Monthly Archives: August 2018

Blackberry Lemon Squares

It’s officially blackberry season here in the Seattle area so prepare for some blackberry-related posts! First up is a modified lemon square recipe. Lemon squares make a nice, refreshing dessert during the summer, so I decided to add in some fresh blackberries. It turned out really well so I thought I would share.

Crust:

  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Preheat the over to 350 F and mix the crust ingredients together. Press evenly into greased 9 x 9 inch baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with blackberries.

Pressing the crust into the pan.

Pressing the crust into the pan.

Blackberries!

Blackberries!

Lemon Filling:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • juice from 1 medium lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix together the filling ingredients. The baking soda will react immediately with the lemon, so I mix it in last after I’ve already stirred everything else together. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, pour the filling over the crust and blackberries. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.

Caution: blackberries may shift during pouring.

Caution: blackberries may shift during pouring.

Let cool before serving, then cut and enjoy!

The finished product.

The finished product.

Busy with Rockets and Aircraft

Sorry for the recent delay in posts here. Life has caught up with us in the form of work-based rockets and aircraft. In recompense, below are some pictures of the aforementioned rockets and aircraft.

RL-10 from the museum in Huntsville near MSFC. Not exactly what I'm working on by close enough for government work.

RL-10 from the museum in Huntsville near MSFC. Not exactly what I’m working on, but close enough for government work.

P-8 courtesy of Boeing.

P-8 courtesy of Boeing.

And an obligatory Saturn V image, as I'm breaking the no rockets rule I may as well go whole hog.

And an obligatory Saturn V image; as I’m breaking the no rockets rule, I may as well go whole hog.