Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Strawberry Bar

"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste"

-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe-

Yeaaay, finally the great weather is coming, less rain, birds singing, flowers blooms, . No more complaint for spending much money for unreasonable fruits price LOL. Off course this year we already planting some of vegetable and spices in our own yard, but sometime I still get from local farmer market.

One of my favorites dessert for today, is : strawberries bar .. easy to bake, and delicious.. For the base can be made ahead and frozen, so you don't have to worry spend much time in the kitchen while the weather so great.

Fresh Strawberries Bars
Source : Better Home & Gardens

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup strawberry jam
4 cups small whole strawberries, halved or quarted

Heat oven 350 F, line 13x9x2 inch baking pan with foil. And next if you like , cut with cookie cutter for single portion.

In large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter on medium to high for 30 second. Beat in sugars, baking powder and salt until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining flour.

Spread dough in prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted comes out clean

Cool completely on rack. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Spread jam and top with berries.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow awesome fruity bar.....Looks droolworthy.....Very pretty click....

lisa said...

That's sounds fantastic with the peanut butter in the base!

Katie said...

These sound wonderful

henny said...

Aduh, cantiknya!!!

Dhita said...

Waw, foto makin keren mak, lightingnya cakep, pake diffuser yak? Stroberinya kurang deket dikiiitt.... Heran gw lagi craving yang manis2 akhir2 ini.

gine said...

mmmm ... strawberry bars ... and there's peanutbutter inside .. sounds lovely :-)! XOXO


Mochachocolata Rita said...

cakeppppp...and cocok dah buat summer