【Blueberry Crumb Bars】
Every time I bring these squares to party. They disappear quickly.
Prepare time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 37 minutes
Yield: 24 servings
Crust & top:
1) 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour (200g), 1/2 cup sugar (108g), 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp lemon zest;
2) ½ cup butter (200g) diced;
3) 1 extra large egg yolk, 1 tsp vanilla extract;
4) 2 cups fresh blueberries, 1 tbsp lemon juice;
5) 2 tbsp flour, ¼ cup sugar (57g);
22×22 cm glass baking dish;
PAM baking spray.
1: Place all ingredients of Ingredient 1) in a bowl (Picture 1), mix well with a fork. Cut butter into cubes and add to the flour (Picture 2). Work butter into flour with your fingers or a pastry blender, until the mixture become crumbs (Picture 3). Add egg yolk and vanilla extract mixture (Picture 4) and mix well with fork (Picture 5).
2: Spray 22×22 cm baking dish with PAM. Pack two thirds of the flour mixture evenly on the bottom, press lightly (Picture 6).
3: Rinse and drain blueberries. Place in a bowl, add 1 tbsp lemon juice then toss to coat evenly. Add 2 tbsp flour (Picture 7) and toss to coat evenly. Add ¼ cup sugar (Picture 8), again toss to coat evenly.
4: Preheat oven at 375F. Layer the coated blueberries over crust (Picture 9). Sprinkle the remaining one third flour mixture on top evenly (Picture 10).
6: Cool for 20 minutes then cut into 16 equal squares. I like to serve them warm, with ice cream.