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Saturday, June 4, 2011

blueberry crumb bars

hey people! how is it going on your end? it's one gorgeous weekend over here in our neck of the woods, but it's also been a little stressful over here... my little man hasn't been feeling well for a while and we're really trying to figure out whats going on in his little system... we have lots of doctors appointments coming up, and we're just hoping to get some answers... and i don't know what you do when you get stressed, but i like to either online shop or bake... and since my closet is looking oretty goos for summer right now, and i had a big ol' batch of blueberries that needed to be used... so... this is what i got for you...

blueberry crumb bars (adapted from smitten kitchen)
*this is the full recipe, but i halfed it and added in the oats*

1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wuick rolled oats
2 sticks cold unsalted butter
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch

1. preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and grease a 9×13 inch pan
2. in a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder, and mix in salt and lemon zest... use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg... the dough will be crumbly
3. pat half of dough into the prepared pan
4. in another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice, then gently mix in the blueberries... spread the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust
5. crumble remaining dough over the berry layer
6. bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown... then cool completely before cutting into squares

and here it is all baked up... nice and golden brown and bursting with blueberry juice

happy baking everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I just picked up a pint of blueberries at the market, I was going to make blueberry scones, but these crumb bars look and sound soooo delicious!


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