Saturday, February 28, 2009

In Need of Comfort Food...Butterscotch Bars!

Today was a plain old drab day. The weather remained cold at 34 degrees and the gray sky denied us Leo's a glimpse of our treasured ruler, the Sun! But... the evening was perfect for baking. With all the chores completed, the barn babies back in their comfy home from turnout, and the deer and bird bellies full from corn and seed; something sweet was beckoning in my brain. Hmmm, what to make? I found my Aunt Joyce's Butterscotch Bars recipe. 'Annie' Joyce hails from Vermont and is one of the best cooks I know!

Ready?....barely melt one stick (1/2 cup) of unsalted butter (slice in chunks for a faster melt) on low heat then add 2 cups of Domino brown sugar. ( Domino bakes the best) Bring to a light bubble which will take at least 10 minutes of constant stirring. Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. This will help it cool out quicker. (Preheat your oven to 350 or 325 if you use glass baking pans) Once the mixture cools down to 'warm', add 2 eggs, but one at a time. Beat thoroughly. Add 1 tsp. vanilla. Then sift in 2 cups all purpose flour mixed with 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add 1 cup coconut and add 1 cup of walnut pieces if you like nuts. If you are a dough eater, time to taste! Bake in a greased pan for about 30-35 minutes or until your toothpick test comes clean. Simple, easy and irresistible!


Les said...

Grammie's dishes! :)

lisa Meyerhuber said...

wonderful blog dear sure know how to turn a phrase...
miss your mom b/c she's bingoing!
our trip to NJ for the memorial service for C's oldest friend from Kdg's mom in Bergenfield was fabulous. the weather on Sat. was ideal for the outdoor part...burial of her ashes...that Washington cemetery is gigantic. we got to pay respects to C's parents, his aunt and uncle his it was worth the white knuckle driving. life is good we know it!!!