Cherry Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

cherry pie bars with streusel topping

Hello lovelies,

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?! 😉

cherry pie bars with streusel topping

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.

Why?

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!!!!!!

cherry pie bars with streusel topping

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! 😀

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Cherry Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

cherry pie bars with streusel topping

Ingredients:

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For the Bars:

50 gms butter

110 gms sugar

140 gms flour

1 egg

vanilla extract

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

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Method:

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.

Enjoy! 🙂

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How to Make Self-Saucing Dark Chocolate Brownies {From a Cake Mix}

self saucing dark chocolate browines

So, did I mention how I am absolutely IN LOVE with the weather?

😀 😀 😀

OH-MI-GOD! It’s been raining non-stop for the past 2 days and its gray and cloudy and dark and wet and COLD!!!!

No more heat and no more sweat! 😀

It’s like the best thing!

I have a friend who absolutely hatessssss it when it rains! And I keep teasing her about it!

But hey, I’m a monsoon baby! So it is customary that I have a soft spot for the rains!

I dunno if its just me, but I love to indulge in chocolate when the weather’s nice and cold!

self saucing dark chocolate browines

Also, this week was the most grueling one!

I had ordered an ice cream maker online (with my first salary every! YAY!!! :D)

and I was told that It would get delivered by like 14th ! Waiting for 7 days at a stretch to see that gleaming white beauty?

NAH!!!!

Not an easy task at all!

So, it was 14th and I was anxious! But when it was past 4 pm, I realized something’s wrong and decided to check the delivery status online!

Imagine my horror when the status said DELIVERED – 11TH JUNE!

My instant reaction???

WTF!!!! 😮

When did this happen! And after about a million calls to the courier company, my parcel was delivered by noon the next day!!!

Turns out they FORGOT to deliver the package and posted the status BY MISTAKE!

HOW CONVENIENT HUH???? :\

So anyways, now that you know my ice cream maker’s home, recipes for ice creams, fro-yo and sorbets are not very far! 😉

Just saying!!!

But for now, I present Self-Saucing Dark Chocolate Brownies {From a Cake Mix}

self saucing dark chocolate browines

These beauties are just GORGEOUS!!!!

They’ve got a crisp top, a dense, fudgy interior and no points for guessing – a thick delicious chocolate sauce oozes out as you bite into them!

If heaven had a taste, I’m guessing this overload of chocolate would be it!

So, here’s how I made this.

How to Make Self-Saucing Dark Chocolate Brownies {From a Cake Mix}

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Ingredients:

For the Brownies:

400 gms cake mix

1/2 cup melted butter

2 large eggs

1/3 cup melted dark chocolate

8 tbsp water

For the Chocolate Sauce: 

1/2 cup hot boiling water

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup brown sugar

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Method:

First, prepare the mix for the brownies. Grease a brownie pan.

In the cake mix (You can use a brownie mix too) add the eggs and butter and mix well. Incorporate the melted chocolate and add water to loosen the batter.

In another bowl, pour the hot boiling water, add the cocoa powder and brown sugar.

Pour the batter into the greased pan and pour the liquid sauce onto the batter and bake in a preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for about 30-35 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack and when completely cool, cut into bars and drizzle a little melted white chocolate over them.

Serve Immediately!

🙂