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【Dried Blueberry Squares】
Inspired by Junsmore’s Raisin bars, I made these dried blueberry squares. It is similar to shortbread, but with added dried blueberry making it more tastier.
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
1: 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp butter (90g) softened, 1/3 cup sugar (78g), 2 tbsp milk powder (13g);
3: 2.5 extra large egg yolks, 1 tsp vanilla extract;
3: 1½ cups cake & pastry flour (180g), 1/2 tsp baking powder;
4: ½ cup dried blueberries (80g);
5: 1-2 tsp water;
6: egg wash: ½ extra large egg yolk, ½ tsp water, mix well.
1: Preheat oven at 355F/180C. Place all ingredients of Ingredient 1) in a bowl (Picture 1) and beat with a handheld mixer at high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add one egg yolk at a time (Picture 2) and beat at low speed to just mix. Then add 1 tsp vanilla extract (Picture 3) and beat at low speed to mix.
2: Place all ingredients of Ingredient 3) in a bowl and mix very well with a fork. Add the flour mixture to the beaten butter and egg yolk mixture (Picture 4), beat at medium speed to mix (Picture 5). Add dried blueberries (Picture 6) and mix with a spatula. Add 1-2 tsp water to form a dough.
4: Place squares on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, and brush with egg wash (Picture 10). Bake in preheated oven at 355F/180C for about 15 minutes, until light golden.