SO, I know it isn’t Sunday yet, but I have absolutely nothing to do right now.
I am bored, it’s raining, the television antenna is unable to attract any signal 😦 , the murder mystery I’m reading is getting too creepy to handle.
Did I mention I am bored?
So, with nothing better to do, I was like – Hey, I have a food blog that I write yeah? Why not update that for a change?
Besides, I have a long morning planned with my bestie.
Ahhh nothing special, just you know going to the cinema and grabbing lunch at McDonald’s. The perfect day out for two weirdos like us anyway! 😀
Speaking of McDonald’s,
Just 2 days ago I had a lecture in college about Brand Building .
Yes – I’m a final year Media Student! 😛
So, we had this professor who came over and told us a lot of interesting stories about various brands. It was interesting, but if you ask me honestly?
My attention span is shorter than a mushroom (if that even makes any sense)
All I could think of was food.
Yes, every time the professor spoke about a burger, I could hear my stomach rumbling.
I willed it to stop, but hey…
You know my relationship with food, don’t you?! 😉
So, after a while, I just blocked it out and concentrated on what matters most – FOOD! 😀
Needless to say, the minute the lectures were done, I rushed out to give my tummy some good time! haha!! 😀
And, obviously, once I was home, I made these beauties!
These can be considered semi – healthy.
Yes, they totally can.
Because the streusel topping is made from whole wheat! 🙂
So, there is absolutely no harm in popping 2 or 3 of these at a time.
Besides, its dessert! Everyone loves a nice crunchy yet soft and gooey bars!
You also need some cherry pie filling. You can use store-bought or make a delicious batch at home.
All you need to do is boil equal parts sugar and water along with some cornflour and some pitted cherries!
YES!!! THAT IS IT!!!!!!
You can store it in the fridge for a maximum of 2 days. But if you ask me honestly, I really don’t think it’s going to last that long!
So, I’m sure you’ve been waiting for the recipe and I am not going to delay it! 😀
Cherry Pie Bars with Streusel Topping
For the Bars:
50 gms butter
110 gms sugar
140 gms flour
a pinch of salt
a handful of flaked almonds
100 gms cherry pie filling
For the Streusel Topping:
100 gms brown sugar
100 gms flour
50 gms chilled butter
1-2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp cold water
Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy. Gradually add a beaten egg. Add the vanilla extract and flaked almonds and mix well. Fold in the flour gently.
Pour it on a greased brownie pan and add the cherry pie filling over it.
Coat it generously with the streusel topping. For this, lightly mix the butter along with flour, sugar and cinnamon powder till they begin to resemble breadcrumbs. add a touch of chilled water if the mixture gets to dry.
Once the pan is ready, pop it into the oven which has been preheated to a 180 degree Celsius and bake for at least 30-35 minutes.
Let it sit for 10-15 minutes on a wire rack before cutting it into squares and having it with your tea.