Recipe for Berry Bars – the perfect snack to take to work or school

250 ml (1 C) white sugar
5 ml (1 t) baking powder
750 ml (3 C) cake flour
2.5 ml ( ½ t) salt
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
250 g butter, softened
1 egg
5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
500 ml (2 C) blueberries
250 ml (1 C) raspberries
125 ml ( ½ C) white sugar
15 ml (1 T) corn flour

How to
Mix together the sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer.

Using the paddle attachment, add the butter and process to rub the butter into the flour.

Whisk together the egg and the vanilla essence.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mix and process until the mixture resembles a crumble.

Take half of this mixture and press it into the bottom of a square or rectangular baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Mix together the filling ingredients, taking care to coat the berries in the corn flour and the sugar.

Spoon the berries onto the crumble base.

Top the berries with the remaining crumble.

Bake the Berry Bars in an oven that has been preheated to 180°C for 45 minutes or until the bars and well risen and golden.

Leave to cool and then cut into even sized bars.

Recipe courtesy of Pomegranate Days– a blog by Sam Taylor

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