President Bush may not like broccoli, but he and his wife Barbara have nothing against lemons. According to Mrs. Bush's press office, lemon bars are one of their favorite desserts. Mrs. Bush doesn't do much cooking herself anymore, but longtime family employee Paula Rendon often bakes the lemon bars from a recipe borrowed from a dear friend of the Bushes. The small army of White House chefs, who prepare everything from State dinners to quiet lunches, have been called on to bake the lemon bars, too.
Lemon lovers who try this recipe at home should brace themselves: These White House lemon bars are incredibly sweet--too sweet for some members of the Food staff.
FAVORITE LEMON BARS
1 cup margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups flour
Cream margarine and powdered sugar. Gradually stir in flour (batter will be stiff). Spread onto 15x10-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15 minutes or until pale tan in color. Cool.