Sunday, December 14, 2008

Heirloom Recipes

Great-Grandma Robbie's After Dinner Coffee Bars

Wet team:
1/4 cup of shortening (room temperature butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg (two eggs + vanilla)
1/2 cup of fresh hot coffee
-cream together and stir in coffee

Dry team:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
1/4 cup of hacked walnuts
1/2 cup raisins (golden raisins)
-sift together flour, powder, soda
-add salt, cinnamon

-Bring the two teams together with a mixer; I prefer a hand mixer.
-Fold in the raisins and nuts.
-Spread in a 13x9 baking pan, metal.
-Bake for 18-20 minutes.
-Let stand to cool.
-Cut into bar shapes.
-(Sift top with confectioner's sugar to finish.)

I was going to put a photo up of the end result, but it was eaten too quickly.

I am adjusting this recipe for a more flavorful bite. I'll post newer versions as they manifest. (The first revisions are in parenthesis above.)

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