Blackberry Crumb Bars

These cheery, blackberry crumb bars square measure a season favorite and create an ideal afternoon snack or easy course. 

Blackberry Crumb Bars

I need some tips from some old mothers. however does one get your babies to require their medicine? Yesterday, my baby was diagnosed together with his first ear infections, one in every ear. Within the past, giving him drugs hasn’t been a retardant and he would drink it right down. But, he's determined this thick, sticky white antibiotic is that the final thing he's reaching to swallow. I’ve tried rationalizing and talking it through with him, telling him it'll create him feel higher. Apparently, feverish five-month olds aren't the foremost rational creatures on the world.

Blackberry Crumb Bars

The nurse I talked to at the Dr’s workplace suggested running it into the aspect of his cheek then massaging his throat to create him swallow. Sounds straightforward enough in theory, however that doesn’t account for his flailing arms and writhing very little body. It's become a 2 person operation to convey it to him. simply seventeen a lot of doses to travel.

Meanwhile, I’ll be trying to all the sugar I will find within the house, since caring for a sick baby equals a sleep underprivileged female parent and that I would like one thing to stay American state going. Sadly, these blackberry crumb bars have long been gone, however a mother will dream.

Blackberry Crumb Bars

INGREDIENTS :
For the crust and topping :
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg

For the blackberry filling :
  • 4 cups blackberries, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar

INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Stir together the flour, 1 cup white sugar, baking powder and salt, cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Stir in the beaten egg with a fork. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish.
  2. Cut the blackberries in half, toss them with the lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar. Sprinkle them over the crust in the pan. Sprinkle with the other half of the dough mixture. Bake at 375 F for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.




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