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Strawberry Crumb Bars from dishesanddustbunnies.com

Strawberry Crumb Bars


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter (make sure it’s VERY cold – I chop it up and set it in the fridge until I need it)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/14 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsps sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 lb strawberries, stems removed, chopped (This is equal to about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 8″x8″ metal baking pan with butter or cooking spray. Line with parchment paper.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the chopped strawberries, 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. I like to use a whisk to mix the dry ingredients so everything is combined well.
  5. In a separate small mixing bowl, mix egg and vanilla.
  6. Pour the egg and vanilla mixture into the dry ingredients (flour etc mixture)
  7. Add the cold butter to the mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, combine the ingredients so that you have a crumbly mixture. The mixture should be crumbly with pea sized chunks of butter. Be careful not to over mix.
  8. Take 1/2 the crumbly dough mixture and press it evenly onto the bottom of the baking pan.
  9. Spoon the strawberry mixture evenly over the bottom layer.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining crumbly dough over top of the strawberry layer.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is a nice golden color.
  12. Place on a baking rack to cool for about 10 minutes.
  13. For best results chill overnight in the fridge before serving.
  14. Cut into 16 tasty little squares. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Flavor Mosiac.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking