April 13, 2014

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumb Bars

Believe it or not, these crumb bars are delicious. It's fact, plain and simple. A friend in work tasted some and said it tasted like a fairy had farted in her mouth. Obviously I had to tell you this-have you ever heard someone say that before?! What a fantastic way to describe something....this girl's got a stunning way with descriptive imagery. 

I'm taking it as a compliment. Apparently fairy farts taste like rhubarb and strawberry crumb bars.  Who knew?

Baked goods like these crumb bars do all the right things for me-they're everything I want. They marry two flavours together beautifully: rhubarb and strawberry. One's a little sweet and one's a little tart and together they make sense. 

These bars also scream SPRING with rhubarb and strawberries coming into season. 

I always love anything that is layered. You can see this from these Salted Caramel Squares, this Toffee Apple Cake and this Apricot and Amaretto Trifle

April 06, 2014

Creme Egg Blondies

OHMAGOD. Good things. No, no scratch that, GREAT things. Fudgy, brown sugar blondies WITH Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs on top. 

You know Easter is almost here when you start seeing Cadbury Creme Eggs in every shop. You can't just eat them, not that there is anything wrong with that. You've got to do something ridiculous with them-like put them in blondies.

By the way, how do you eat your creme egg?!

These blondies are sweet, fudgy, chocolatey and seasonal (??). If you have a sweet tooth, you need these in your life. The recipe makes 15 small blondies. I cut them small to keep the guilt-factor down. It also means if they're small you can eat more of them, right? 

As the blondies bake, the edges crisp and go every so slightly chewy. The centre remains soft and squishy and the creme eggs melt and run into the blondie batter. It's all a great thing.