Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fresh Blueberry Crumb Bars mmmm....

I bought tons of fresh blueberries from the farmers market, with the intention of baking with them. Having said that, i didn't have any recipes for great things featuring blueberries. UNTIL! i stumbled upon a wonderful blog "For the Love of Cooking" and it featured these gorgeous blueberry bars. Just in time for the downtown fireworks tomorrow! yeah!!!

I am baking them right now and they smell sooooooo good!
So, here we go!!!!!

Blueberry Crumb Bars:Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking Recipe from One Perfect Bite

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks of cold butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
4 tsp cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat a 9 x 13 glass baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup whitesugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture is in pieces no larger than a pea.

Mix in egg and vanilla.

Dough will be crumbly but will stick together when squeezed.

Pat half of the dough into the pan.

In another small bowl, mix 1/4 cup white sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Add blueberries and gently toss them to coat.

Pour blueberry mixture on top of the dough in pan.

Then crumble remainder of doughevenly over the blueberries.

Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top is slightlybrowned. Cool completely, then cut into squares. Enjoy.

gigi thoughts: OH MY GOOOOODESS! These are by far the most DELICIOUS things on the planet. OMG. I'm pretty sure i'm not going to have any left for te party. OMG. You all must try these, they are PHENOM!!

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