These bars would be perfect topped with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert or enjoyed with a cup of coffee for a sweet breakfast. I sent them to work with Greg and he texted me to say they were a hit. But don't worry, I saved a piece for myself. Quality control, right?
This is one of the best desserts I've had in awhile, and that says a lot considering how often I bake! Here is the recipe. Bake today and report back to me the feeding frenzy that ensues.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Barsfrom Baking Me via White on Rice Couple and Martha Stewart
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
Whisk together brown sugar and salt, then stir in the melted butter. Add the flour and mix with a fork until large crumbs form. Refrigerate streusel mixture until needed.
Strawberry Rhubarb Mixture
1/2 pound Strawberries
1/2 pound Rhubarb
1 1/2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
Hull strawberries then slice into 1/4 inch pieces, place sliced strawberries into a medium sized bowl. Slice rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces then place them in the bowl with the strawberries. Whisk together the flour and brown sugar then add to the strawberries and rhubarb. Mix well with a wooden spoon until strawberries and rhubarb are coated with flour mixture. Set aside until ready to use.
1 cup All-Purpose Flour, plus more for pan
3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened, plus more for pan
1 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar, plus more for dusting
3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 inch square pan, (I used a glass pan that was about 11x7 and my cooking time was significantly longer) line with parchment paper, leaving a 2 inch overhang on each side, then butter and flour the parchment. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla and beat to incorporate. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides and bottom as needed. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread around evenly.
Makes 16 squares
What is your favorite "breakfast" sweet? Please feel free to share your recipes in the comments. Hope you all have a great week!