Sunday, September 19, 2010

september bars

I made this sushi. Whats. Up.
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Yesterday my friend had a making-sushi-birthday-party where we learned how to make our own sushi.
It was amazing. And surprisingly very easy.

I brought a treat, which Chad and I named: September bars:
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We named them "September Bars" because they have the spices that taste like fall, but we put in some fresh peach jam that Chad had made, peach season is almost over here, clinging onto the last bits of summer.

I love this recipe because: a)its easy and b) we typically always have these ingredients in the casa.

So here you go folks, trust me, they are rock'n.
September Bars
  • 1.75 cups flour
  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • .5 tsp nutmeg
  • .5 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup cold butter, chopped into 1 in squares
  • 1 cup jam (we used peach but any jam is amazing!), really just use as much as you want, enough to coat.
  1. in a big bowl, stir the flour, oats, brown sugar and spices until blended.
  2. cut in butter (either with pastry blender or two knives) until the mixture forms course crumbs the size of peas
  3. remove two cups of the crumb mixture, set a side.
  4. press the rest of the crumb mixture into your 9x9
  5. spread the jam over the pressed mixture
  6. sprinkle the rest of the crumbs over evenly.
bake at 325 for about 45-50 minutes

let it cool....or just scoop it out warm with some ice cream,
you might just die.

(sugar tip: out of brown sugar?:
1 cup white sugar + 1/4 cup molasses=brown sugar)

5 comments:

Carly said...

sweet! we are taking dinner to a sister in the ward tonight, i am totally making this!! so easy sounding, yummmm! i'll let you know how it goes :)

Vashti said...

Mmmmm, sushi! What a fun idea for a party ;)

Carly said...

returning to report.
hands down, the best dessert i've made in months. (and... i bake... a lot... haha) used strawberry jam which actually isn't my favorite jam, but it turned out amazing.
LOVE it, it is going in my "favorites" binder. :)

Rach said...

Yay!! So glad they. Turned out for you, didn't your house smell amazing??!!!

Traci said...

These are SOOO good! Mine turned out more crumbly than yours but I think it's because I wasn't being patient when cutting the butter into the mixture. Still SOOO good. Kaden is begging for more, even though we're having dinner in 20 minutes.