Monday, September 12, 2011

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Blogging with a Baby in your arms is a talent I really need to develop :) I am finally back to the bloggin world and here is something yummy. My mother-in-law bought us a bunch of raspberries so this is what had to be made. They are wondeful! Got it from Annie's Eats

- 1½ cups sugar, divided
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 16 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1 large egg
- 4 cups fresh raspberries
- 4 tsp. cornstarch
- Juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Grease a 9 x 13″ pan; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of the sugar, the baking powder and flour.  Mix in the salt and the lemon zest, and stir together with a fork.  Cut in the butter and egg with a pastry blender until the largest chunks are about pea-sized.  The mixture should be crumbly without much loose flour.  Spread about half of the dough mixture in an even layer over the bottom of the prepared pan and press down firmly to form the bottom crust.
In another bowl, stir together the remaining sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.  Gently mix in the raspberries with a rubber spatula until combined.  Sprinkle the berry mixture evenly over the crust.  Crumble the remaining dough over the top of the berries.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until the top is slightly golden brown.  Cool completely before cutting into squares and serving.

1 comment:

  1. You are amazing Anna - to be back to the blogging world only 1.5 months after baby comes! I hope you are doing well, and that you are enjoying life!


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