Friday, June 3, 2011

Strawberry Bars

With having an abundance of strawberries right now, and then coming across a delicious looking recipe, it didn't take much to decide what to use some of our strawberries for!


The recipe for these was originally found here, though I made a few changes as I didn't have all of the called for ingredients. So here is 'my' recipe using some of the changes that Amanda made and then adding a few of my own as well . . .

Strawberry Bars

--1 Cup butter (2 sticks) softened
--11/2 cups sugar
--2 eggs
--1/2 tsp. lemon juice (
in lieu of 1 tsp. grated lemon peel)
--3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (I used soft white wheat)
--1 tsp. baking powder
--1/2 tsp. salt
--2 cups of crushed strawberries (and as our berries are very juicy, I drained off some of the juice.)

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Beat in lemon juice. Combine 3 cups of flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs (do not overmix.)

Set aside 1 cup of dough. Press the remaining dough into a greased 13 x 9 in. baking pan. Spread the strawberries to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Combine the reserved dough with the remaining flour; sprinkle over strawberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned (mine needed to bake a little longer.) Cool on wire rack and cut into bars. Enjoy! :)

18 comments:

  1. I'm so happy that your family enjoyed them!!!

    Mine actually had to cook a little longer too. I'm glad that you mentioned that.

    We have enjoyed them much. For breakfast and as a sweet treat.

    Love,
    Amanda

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  2. That sounds delicious, Sarah. Sadly our strawberries are nearly over, due to the hot hot weather. Most of the ripe ones are quite small and dry now.

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  3. Yummm..that looks delicious! You're making me hungry by wanting to eat one of your pieces. :) Thank goodness I have Raspberry bars in the house but I bet it's not as good as your homemade Strawberry bars. Enjoy eating them!

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  4. Mmmm... That looks delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe :)

    Ashley

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  5. I'll certainly be trying this when we get strawberries!! It looks so good!! Our strawberries won't be ripe up here for at least a few weeks yet. Usually by the end of June we start picking. We don't have our own, but we love to do "pick your own" from a farmer's market nearby :).

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  6. This looks great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

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  7. I do hope this comment goes through. I have been having a lot of trouble getting Blogger to publish my comments during the last week.

    Your strawberry bar recipe looks so very good! Thank you for sharing it!

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  8. I will have to try this recipe. Thank you for posting it!

    Its a bit early for strawberries from our garden here, but there have been some nice ones at the store lately.

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  9. Thank you for your comment, Amanda! And thank you so much for sharing the recipe on your blog. It is definitely a keeper! We hadn't thought of having the bars for breakfast, but now that you mention it, that sounds like a great idea. :)

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  10. They are, Elizabeth! It must be kind of sad to see your strawberry season coming to a close. Our plants are not producing as much as they were, and I'm not looking forward to when they're done for the year. It certainly is nice while it lasts, though! :)

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  11. It was nice to hear from you again, Leah! Thank you for your sweet comment. :) Yes, these were delicious . . . and your raspberry bars sound delicious as well. Hope you enjoyed them!

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  12. You're welcome, Ashley! :)

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  13. I hope that you all enjoy them, Anna! They are so good, and they quickly disappear. Since they need to be refrigerated, they are especially nice to have for a snack after working outdoors in the hot sun. It sounds like your strawberry season is right around the corner . . . have fun picking and eating! :)

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  14. You're welcome, Miss Anne! :)

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  15. I am so glad your comments went through, Miss Linda! Blogger does seem like it's been having some fits lately, doesn't it? Hopefully it will be back to normal now!

    If you end up trying these sometime, I hope you enjoy them!

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  16. Hope you enjoy them, Emily, and you're welcome! I am sure you'll enjoy your strawberries once they begin producing . . . though, it's nice to have the grocery store ones until then!

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  17. This look sooo yummy!
    Hope you enjoy it(-:

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  18. Thank you for your comment, Kay! And they were very much enjoyed. :)

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)