I am a huge fan of lemon squares. I like the tartness and the sugar in one bite. But most of the commercially available lemon squares I have tried have disappointed, many times I don’t think they even use much lemon juice… That is, until yesterday, when guests for dinner brought a box of lemon squares (and a box of another chocolate/oatmeal dessert) that we had for dessert. Finally, a lemon square that had more lemony-ness, if you know what I mean. Still not as tart, nor containing as much fresh lemon juice as would like, but pretty darned good, and I ate several squares until I realized I was supposed to be on a diet with no sugar at all. :) Very nice. Will definitely buy these for myself.
Turns out they were from Purple Oven, a bakery that used to (not sure if they still do) supply several of the baked goods served at Starbucks outlets. They have ventured out on their own with four outlets (the one in Forbes just about to open I gather) listed below. And in a small world kind of way, the owners are parents of a classmate of my daughter, but that isn’t why I am writing about them… :) Nice packaging, hermetically sealed lemon squares, and probably a pretty good price point as well. I am so happy guests brought these with them, now I know where to head when the craving for lemon squares strikes. I have made lemon squares before, recipe here, which were nice and tart, but if you can’t be bothered in the kitchen, then the Purple Oven ones will do nicely, thanks.
63 Saint Peter Street, Oranbo, Pasig
YMCA bldg., 7 Sacred Heat St. San Antonio Village, Makati
Solenad 2, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna
San Antonio Plaza Arcade, Forbes Park Makati
Telephone Numbers 631.4221/910.1363/910-1364