Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

For those freshly picked berries just waiting to be poshed!

Can you think of a better way to end summer vacation than with a family BBQ, complete with smoked brisket, ribs, beans, homemade sides, and delectable blueberry crumb bars? My cousin was nice enough to surprise us with pounds (and I mean pounds) of freshly picked blueberries. I realize there's a ton of recipes one can make with blueberries (and trust me, we have enough berries to try plenty!), yet something about classic blueberry crumb bars...I couldn't resist!

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

Juicy blueberries, layered between flaky, buttery dough... it's no wonder they were such a hit! I found the recipe on Pinterest (big surprise, right?) and you can find it by clicking here or visiting www.browneyedbaker.com/blueberry-crumb-bars-recipe/. The ingredients are simple, no-fuss required! And combined, they make this wonderful dessert! (or snack, or breakfast? There's berries in them, after all!)

The recipe was also wicked easy.  As a note, I lined my 13x9" pan with parchment paper. This way, the entire batch could easily slide out of the pan and be cut. Parchment paper works great for baking any type of bars, fudge, cookies, you name it! (That's my pitch for parchment paper, by the way.) 
Line the pan with parchment paper for easy removal
How could this recipe be poshed? (Although the recipe on it's own is pretty dang delicious!) But if you feel like being creative, try using a raspberry filling, or spread a can of lemon pie filling on the bottom layer of dough before topping it with the blueberries and crumb. Another option: make the bottom dough thicker by using all the batter, then sprinkle an oat-crumb topping over the blueberries. You could even make individual crumb pies! Let the kitchen move you, and your taste be your guide. I'm sure it will be delicious!

Posh Update:

Now, you may have noticed my little 'blurb' under the "Posh Cuisine" logo. I am back at school, getting ready for another exciting year! I will keep posting, for I have lots to share! Plus, I care about helping you find and develop your posh in the kitchen (while having some fun!) Posh is not something one just 'perfects' in a summer. It takes time, practice, and dedication (plus a stocked pantry and big appetite never hurt). It may take more time in between posts and recipes, that's all! 

Try out this recipe (as I highly recommend you do), or browse through the many I've posted this summer. And keep checking in for updates, posts, and more! 
With love (for food),
--A dash of posh can make all the difference in your next dish!--