Blueberry Crumb Bars
My dad has always had a garden...even when he was little boy. This year he has worked really hard in his garden....with fruits and veggies............but it has not worked out well for us this time.........but the deer are fat and happy. No matter what he tried they kept coming. Even eating the heads off of his huge sunflowers (which we dry before they die ...it feeds the birds for a long time...we hang them in front of our picture window). He has not been so happy to say the least. He did manage to save some blueberries. We have been so busy I haven't had time to even eat one. I didn't want them to go to waste and I have wanted to try this recipe for blueberry crumb bars.
So my son and I made them...they sure smelled delicious. I cut them after 45 minutes and then went to get a few things done. I was going to take them for our church cookout. I also thought...this would make a good picture for my blog...and I could add the recipe...I went into the kitchen to take a picture and pack them ....well most of it was gone...some given to neighbors and some eaten.....so my son says mom these are great...can I have another? That is what we do around here...share...I laughed and of course let him have one more. I tried it too....delicious.... I wanted to put it on a pretty serving dish and take a nice picture... I did get a picture of what was left...but at least it was enjoyed! I had some left and wrapped it to go for the cookout..and forgot it...lol...see I told you I was far from perfect!
Here is the recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) (I only had regular butter so I didn't add the salt)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 pinch of ground cinnamon (optional) (didn't add this either due to allergies)
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) Coat 9 x 13 pan
2. In medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, & baking powder. Mix in salt & cin if desired. Use a fork to blend in the butter and egg. (I used my hands..lol) Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of the dough into the bottom of the pan.
3. Stir together 1/2 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Gently mix in blueberries. Layer the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble leftover dough on top of the blueberry layer.
4. Bake for 45 minutes or until brown on top (I had to cook mine 12 min longer). Cool completely before cutting into squares.