Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
This is another yummy recipe from the UC Davis Coffee House Cookbook. It will take you about 10 minutes to whip these up. They are THAT easy, and yet so delicious. Kind of like a fruit crisp in bar form!
Makes 12-16 bars
2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups rolled oats (do not substitute quick oats)
1 cup butter
1-1/2 cups jam (apricot and strawberry are particularly good)
Preheat over to 350-F.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Use a pastry cutter or grate the butter in. You will need to get your hands in there eventually to get a good crumbly texture.
Pat 2/3 of the mixture (about 4 cups) into an ungreased 9" x 13" pan. Spread jam over this and sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for ~20 minutes or until golden brown. Now these you don't want to under-bake because they won't hold their shape and will be gooey.
Allow to cool completely and remove from pan.