In my experience, the best egg substitute for lemon squares is black salt (or Kala namak).
Black salt is used in many vegan recipes because it has a similar taste to eggs.
It can be purple-ish or pinkish in color, and it tastes most like eggs when cooked hard-boiled.
If you don’t have black salt, then that is still okay.
Just use your regular cooking salt.
The lemon bars will taste just as good but without the flavor of the eggs.
Why is it called lemon square?
Lemon Squares are called that because the lemon filling separates into two layers when it bakes.
The bottom layer is a soft and creamy lemon filling.
They have a thin, cake-like crust with lots of snowy white powdered sugar on top.
Why are my lemon squares runny?
The lemon squares might have been runny.
That is because the crust was not baked enough.
To make them, whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and zest.
Do lemon squares have to be refrigerated?
No, they do not need to be refrigerated if they will be eaten in a day or two.
But if you want them to last for up to a week, put the container in the fridge so it does not spoil.
Can you freeze lemon bars?
Yes! Lemon bars are great frozen.
To freeze the bars, let them cool completely and then put them in freezer wrap or aluminum foil.
You can also cut up the squares before freezing them in a single layer.
When were lemon squares invented?
Lemon squares are a type of American biscuit that was invented in the early 1960s.
They were made by Betty Crocker, and eventually became very popular across the country when she published her cookbook. (source)
Why are some lemon squares not square?
They might not be squares like most other cakes or cookies.
Some brands make them in two layers and put the lemons below the sugar cookie crust.
But there is a problem with their business idea because someone else has done something similar and that person is very popular and people like that person better than they like them, but they don’t know if it will happen or not.
Are lemon bars supposed to be jiggly?
Lemon bars will be soft and a bit gooey.
To make sure they are not too gooey, let them set completely before you take them out of the oven.
It is done when it won’t wiggle anymore.
Can I put undercooked lemon bars back in the oven?
Yes, you can put these undercooked lemon bars back in the oven.
Put them back in at the same temperature.
Keep an eye on them and rotate every 5 minutes or so.
Once the lemon has set up (doesn’t jiggle) they should be done.
Why do my lemon bars taste eggy?
A recipe for lemon bars has a lot of eggs.
This should not make them have an eggy taste or smell, but it might if you forgot the zest and used old lemon juice.
Make sure to use fresh lemon juice and add the zest too.
How to know if I overcook my lemon bars?
They may have a slight wiggle.
They should be done in about 30 to 35 minutes, but you must not overbake them.
If the top starts to crack, the bars will become thick and chewy instead of gooey.
They can still cook and thicken as they cool for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Why are my lemon bars gummy?
Gummy lemon bars can happen for a few reasons.
The topping might be too gooey or it could be piled up too high.
It might not have enough crust or it may be that the crust is too dry and crumbly. (source)
How do you store lemon squares?
Lemon bars can be stored in the refrigerator.
You can cover them with plastic wrap and they will stay good for up to 2 days.
You can make these up to 2 days before you want to serve them.
In summary, if you’re looking for the perfect egg substitute in your lemon bars, then it’s time to try black salt.
Black salt is used in many vegan recipes because of its similarity to eggs and can even be cooked hard-boiled if that’s what you prefer.
It can also come in purple or pinkish colors so don’t get confused when cooking with this ingredient.
The best way to cook with black salt is by adding it at the end of the recipe – just like an egg would go into a cake batter.
You’ll know how much to add based on what type of dish you are making (it will depend on how wet or dry the dish is).