Recipe for Snack Bars for a Family Outing
We are delighted to bring you a summer snack bar recipe, courtesy of freelance food writer and enthusiastic cook, Carol Beckerman. Having run the kitchen for a traditional English pub as well as catered large events and raised a family, Carol is now an author of popular recipe books. She has also produced recipes for special dietary requirements, including gluten-free and dairy-free cooking.
Blueberry Crumble Bars
These little snack bars are sweet and juicy, perfect for a day out with energetic children. They can be made the day before – if you can wait that long to try them! This recipe makes 16 bars.
Preheat the oven to 190°C, and grease a 23 x 33 cm. shallow baking pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Add the salt and lemon zest. Cut the cold butter into small pieces, add to the flour mixture and using either your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the egg, until the mixture is crumbly. Gently pat half the mixture into the pan, and set aside the remaining mixture.
Wipe out the bowl, and stir together the lemon juice, sugar, and cornflour. Add the blueberries, and turn them around until they are well coated. Spread over the crust in the pan, sprinkle the remaining dough over the top, and press down lightly. Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Leave to cool in the pan completely, before cutting into squares. Store somewhere cool, in an airtight container, until required. The whole family will love them!
Food writer, blogger, recipe developer and author of 11 books, including the very popular Popcorn! 100 sweet and savoury recipes, 500 Gluten Free Dishes, and 500 Breakfast and Brunch Dishes.
Carol is passionate about bringing together flavours from around the world to create innovative and exciting combinations and, in particular, fusing these elements into her recipes in simple, easy-to-follow steps.
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