love cooking so we plan to share some of our favorite recipes.
Here is one to celebrate summer and berry season. It is fun
to make for kids because when they look at me curiously when
I say they are bear bars, I always ask them "What do
1/4 cup fruity or sweet brown ale*
2 Tbs cornstarch
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups mixed berries &/or rhubarb diced
1 tsp vanilla
Cook the first four ingredients in a sauce pan. The more you
cook it the less fruit chunks there will be. Add vanilla when
it cools a bit.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup butter
Mix and crumble mixture. Lightly pat 3/4 of it into a 9X13
pan. Cover with cooled berry mixture. Sprinkle with remaining
crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Serve plain or topped
with ice cream or yogurt.
From my mom whose friend Carolyn had an incredible patch
of rhubarb. This was one of my favorite early summer desserts
as a kid. Of course my mother made it with only rhubarb
and water instead of beer.
Enjoy with a beer similar to what you make it with or a
notch or two up on the flavor scale. You may think that
stouts and porters are only for winter time but they are
great for summer too!
alcohol cooks off during baking.