Friday, January 28, 2011

Blackberry Crumb Bar

I know I should be posting this recipe in Spring or Summer but what can I say, temptation got the better of me.  So, I was at Costco the other day and I picked up a big pack of fresh blackberries and there was definitely more than my daughter could eat in a day or two.  I mean it is only so much she could eat before the freshness of the fruit was lost.  You see, I was tempted to buy, but only my daughter enjoys eating them fresh so much in this family.  Therefore, with the plenty left over I could make this delicious crumble which was on my 'to-do list.' for a while. Perfect !

  Just like the Martha Stewart site says, this bar is a marriage between the Cobbler and the Cake.The cakey bottom, merry-berry middle and crumbly, crunchy top layer are all there in this Blackberry Crumble Bar. The best part is that you can use berries of your choice.

My kids are usually not big on cobbler and fruit cake but they absolutely loved this.  The gang has already placed requests for more.  Do I need to compel you any more? I doubt it!

Blackberry Crumb Bar

Are you seeing all the three layers here?

Blackberry Crumb Bar

It is soooo yumm !

Blackberry Crumb Bar

Ingredients:

For the Top layer:

Melted butter- 6 Tbsp
Packed Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
Salt- 1/4 tsp
All Purpose Flour- 1 cup

For the lower layer:

All Purpose Flour- 3/4 cup
Baking Powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Butter,at room temp- 1/2 cup
Eggs- 2
Confectioner's sugar- 1 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract- 1/2 tsp

Fresh Blackberries- ~10oz

Method:

1.Wash and dry the berries on a paper towel.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Line a 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, with an overhang on both sides.Grease and flour the paper.
2.Mix the things for the top layer using a fork till everything becomes crumbly.Big crumbles will give you a continuous layer, whereas smaller crumbles will give you the texture I got ;-) Keep in the refrigerator till ready to use.
3.In another mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt for making the bottom layer.
4.In a medium mixing bowl,beat the butter,vanilla and confectioner's sugar and beat till it is creamy.
5.Add eggs one at a time and beat well to mix everything.
6.Mix in the flour and mix again at slow speed.
7.Now spread this mixture evenly on the prepared baking pan.
8.Sprinkle the berries on it.
9.Finally spoon out the crumble mixture whihc was kept chilled on the top, evenly
10.Bake for about 40-45 minutes till a skewer comes out clean and the top turns light brown in color.
11.Cool in the pan and take out with the help of paper hang.Cut into squares.
12.Store in airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature and for a week in refrigerator.


Blackberry Crumb Bar

Notes:

1.You could replace the confectioner's sugar with granulated sugar.For 1 cup confectioner's sugar you need to use 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1 tsp cornstarch.
2.Makes about 16 bars.

Sending this and Kappa/Tapioca Biryani to Smitha's event Best food I have eaten or blogged about



Contributor: Namitha
Recipe Courtesy:Martha Stewart

46 comments:

  1. its looks soo good n tempting!...juicy blueberries and the color wow!....and i love crumb cakes!

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  2. Beautiful pics chechi...
    Looks truly delicious.. :)

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  3. beautiful looking bars delicious to snack on

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  4. Totally luv the look of these bars...looks so yumm

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  5. Love those 3 layered crumb bars! Difficult to get blackberries here, might try it with strawberry instead.

    Lite Bite

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  6. Blackberry crumble bars looks delicious.

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  7. Dear Namitha
    How are you? It is such a nice recipe , I am just eating it virtually. Very nice photos too.
    I am bit irregular these days. Let me see what all I have missed here.
    Have a nice week

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  8. Fantastic recipe..kanumbol thanne ariyam taste..YUM!!

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  9. Can't wait for summer, you know what you will be doing ,cause I am going to be really hungry :)

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  10. Love the Beautiful color, Yummy for kids and Happy for moms for stuffing some fruits. ;-)

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  11. Ohh yes, i can see the three layers and like meenu and milan, am not a big fan of cobblers but this is different because it has blackberries...Kidilan pictures tto...

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  12. this looks wonderful wish i had some with my afternoon tea

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  13. LOOKS REALLY AWESOME....VERY VERY DELICIOUS...

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  14. Loved the colour contrast! Adipoli , Gulmohar :)

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  15. Delicious bars...adipoli,loved your presentation.

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  16. No need to compel ..I am already drooling ..looks absolutely yumm :) Seriously tempted.

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  17. My family would love this too. I love that it is cake-like. It sounds really delicious:)

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  18. whenever i look your food pics i always forget to read your recipe :)..love your clicks and recipe too

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  19. I love the way you tempt me with the gorgeous clicks :-) Very delicious looking bars

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. so very tempting! Just perfect!

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  21. I want to hae a piece. Looks so so good.

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  22. Love the bars and love blackberries; it would be a major feat for me to have some near me and not eat them immediately, but I think to make this I would control myself.

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  23. very yummy bars and u have made this very perfect

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  24. Perfect looking bars,they look so appealing to eyes as well!

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  25. Beautiful bars.. you have an award waiting at my blog

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  26. Fabulous bars, Nami..Kandittu udan thanne try cheyyan thonnunnundu..Picsnte karyam pinne parayendello..Eppozhathem pole super-kidu :)

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  27. Haven't actually tried black berries so far, i should after seeing the gorgeous berries and crunchy and soft bar :)

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  28. Ces petites barres aux mûres semblent délicieuses.
    Elles me plaisent beaucoup.
    Je suis contente d'avoir de nouveau de tes nouvelles.
    See soon.

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  29. Those bar looks perfect and the picture are very pretty!

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  30. Lovely bar!!! Like the way it is presented.

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  31. I am planning to make a crumb bar soon...Those bars looks good....:)

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  32. Irresistibly tempting!! juicy blueberries make it super gorgeous!

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  33. These are such beautiful dessert bars. I like how the crumble crust resembles the round seeds of the blackberry. This is a great way to remind us of warmer weather ahead.

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  34. Beautiful and mouth watering! I can imagine the taste of fresh blackberry ... delicious.

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  35. wud love to munch on it.....great dear

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  36. Wow, such a healthy n delicious treat :)


    US Masala

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  37. Hai Nami,
    Ithu kollam too..Baking oru weakness anu alle..Pics um super !

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