Wednesday, January 23, 2008
1 3/4 cups ap flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 cup/10-oz cherry jam or non-chunky preserves
Preheat the over to 325F and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
In the food processor, combine flour, oats, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Pulse to combine. I was too lazy (again) to pull out the food processor so I figured I'd use the pastry cutter.
Add butter and pluse 8-10 times, or until the mixture forms large, coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture. Grubby little toddler hands wanting in on some baking action.
Pour remaining crumb mixture into prepared pan and pack firmly against the bottom and 1-inch up the sides of the pan.
Stir jam to loosen, then spread evenly onto this layer. I used what leftover jam we had in the fridge so we have the blueberries and peaches combination.
Top with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, until bars are a light, golden brown.
Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
But, this got me so excited because it would save me so much in prep time. I love that it is compact. I have a food processor which I've used only once because I hate taking it out of the cupboards.
Most wonderful feature? The retractable cord. I think I'm going to use this almost daily.
Friday, January 04, 2008
I felt light and springy the next morning. Hoping to add more fish in our diet.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
For 2008, I will stick to the same resolution (maybe do even more than one recipe per month) but I will start peppering my posts with step-by-step pictures just to make things more interesting around here.
Happy New Year!