by Dorothy MJ Ferreria
total time 1 hr, 10 mins prep 10 mins cook 50-55 mins
ingredients for the crust:
3/4 cup butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
ingredients for the filling:
3 Whole eggs
1 cup White sugar
1/2 tsp Sifted baking powder
1/2 tsp fine salt
3 Tbsps Sifted all purpose flour
1/3 cup calamansi juice mixed with 1 teaspoon grated calamansi rind
ingredients for the topping:
3 tbsps sifted powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8 by 12 inches (2-inches high) rectangular baking pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
Combine ingredients for the base in a mixing bowl. Press the mixture against the bottom of the prepared baking pan, covering it evenly and completely. Bake for 15 minutes to dry up a bit.
In another mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs until frothy. Then add remaining ingredients. Continue to beat until somewhat thick. Pour mixture over the baked crust. Continue to bake for 35 to 40 minutes more or until edges are light golden brown.
Allow to cool completely. Dust the top with 3 tablespoons powdered sugar and slice into bars.