Monday, May 16, 2011
Diary of a Lazy Baker - Prt. 1
Lazy Baker [ley-zee bey-ker] : Someone who searches for easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying desserts.
Above is the newest definition. A definition I think seems to fit me rather perfectly.
Are you constantly on the lookout for home-baked recipes of simple sweet delights? Then you, my friend, are a Lazy Baker. :)
Raspberry Crumble Bars
Adapted from Time Life: Family Favorites Made Easy – recipe card 16 / Favorite Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
For bars you will need:
1½ cups oats
1 cup AP flour
½ cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup raspberry jam
7 Hershey’s chocolate kisses, chopped (or mini chocolate chips)
¼ cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 9 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, combine oats, flour, butter and sugar. Reserve about ¾ cup of mixture and press remaining mixture into prepared pan.
Spread jam and ¾ cup of mixture on oat mixture. Top with chocolate and almonds.
Bake until crumbs are golden, approximately 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and cut bars for serving.
You have just made an irresistible bar cookie that is sure to please your sweet tooth!