Berry bars

MAKES 16 PREPA­RA­TION: 10 MIN COOK­ING: 45 MIN

Drum Food - - CONTENTS -

750ml (3c) flour

375ml (1½c) sugar

5ml (1t) bak­ing pow­der 5ml (1t) cin­na­mon pinch of salt zest and juice of 1 lemon 200g but­ter

1egg

10ml (2t) vanilla essence 15ml (1T) corn­flour

350g fresh straw­ber­ries, halved

Pre­heat the oven to 180°C and grease a 22 x 33cm rec­tan­gu­lar pan.

1 In a blen­der, pulse to­gether the flour, 250ml (1c) of the sugar, bak­ing pow­der, cin­na­mon, salt and lemon zest. Add the but­ter, egg and vanilla essence, puls­ing un­til the dough is crumbly.

2 Pat half the dough into the bot­tom of the pre­pared pan, sav­ing the re­main­der for the top­ping.

3 In a medium-sized bowl, mix the re­main­ing sugar, corn­flour and lemon juice. Gen­tly add the straw­ber­ries.

4 Sprin­kle the straw­berry mix­ture evenly over the dough in the pan. Crum­ble or grate the re­main­ing dough over the straw­berry layer.

5 Bake for 45 min­utes, or un­til the top is light brown. Leave to cool com­pletely be­fore cut­ting into bars and stor­ing in an air­tight con­tainer.

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