I’m a big fan of crumbles. The combination of fruits and dough(straight from the oven) is the perfect mix of sweet and crunchy. I had a bunch of strawberries and stumbled upon this recipe- and I’m so glad I tried it.
What you need:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup very cold butter, (8 Tablespoons)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Place parchment paper on the bottom of the 8×8 pan that hangs over the side of the pan. (This is to make it easier to remove the Strawberry Crumb Bars after cooking.)
In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup white sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate measuring cup or small bowl, beat an egg with a fork. Add the egg and vanilla to the flour mixture.
Using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture. Work with the dough until the pieces are very small. Dough will be crumbly.
Pat half of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In another bowl, stir together 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the strawberries.
Spoon the strawberry mixture evenly over the bottom crust.
Crumble the remaining dough over the strawberry filling layer.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Link to original recipe from Flavor Mosaic here.