Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Healthified raspberry bars

I'm hoping to turn baking into a guilt free adventure for our taste buds. So, i tried this recipe that i saw on the Betty Crocker website:

I tweeeeeked it a bit, and my changes will be in the parenthesis that follow....

You will need:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar ( i only used 1/2 of a cup)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg white (i used a whole egg)
3/4 cup raspberry jam/jelly
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
***i added a 1/2 tsb of baking soda for some body***

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil. (I used a 9 inch square pan so that these would be more bar like and less cake like). In large bowl, mix flours, sugar, butter and egg white with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. (i fudged up and mixed a bit long and lost the crumb like texture, but it didn't make a difference)

(i also added a handful of chopped walnuts to the batter)
2. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture firmly in bottom of pan. Spread fruit spread to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top; sprinkle with walnuts.
3. Bake about 40 minutes (i went about 37 minutes) or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

These actually came out a bit dry, even with the extra moisture i added, i think next time a bit more jam will be necessary. hmmmm....i think i may add a glaze. But, hey! they are still good, AND healthy! I think they'd be GREAT for an after school snack for the kiddies. Give'em a try and lemme know your thoughts!

Smooches! gigi!

1 comment:

  1. I like your changes and additions. Wish I could taste it.



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