As for cookbooks, well, they are my delight and my weakness....new reading....and so much fun...this one proved to be just that, fun! The book is one that is getting lots of press lately. It is called One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. The concept behind the book is that one can have great desserts without complicated steps and multiple bowls. Everything is done in one bowl...my thought was, really? I can't imagine using just one bowl...but, it works....
When my daughter was visiting she wanted to make the Apple Crisp Mix-In the Pan Bars...who cares that it is late in the evening...we had apples so, why not?
Apple Crisp Mix-In the Pan Bars
adapted from One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti
Yield: 12 (4 X 2 inch) bars
2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
3/4 tsp salt
3/8 tsp baking soda (1/4 plus 1/8 tsp)
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
5-6 (about 2 pounds) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, halved and sliced thin (about 1/8-inch thick), divided (I used a mix of Granny Smith and Fuji)
2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Place the oven rack in the middle. Preheat to 375° F.
Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the salt, and the baking soda directly into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Add the butter and stir until moistened. Reserve 1 cup of the crumbs and set aside. Firmly press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Spread half of the apple slices evenly over the crust. Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of the sugar, the lemon juice, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon over the apples.
Layer the remaining apples and then sprinkle the remaining sugar over the top. Scatter the reserved oat mixture over the apples and cover the pan tightly with foil.
Bake for 30 minutes to start to soften the apples. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the oat topping is golden and the apples are tender, about 30 minutes longer.
Set the pan on a wire rack to cool. Cut into rectangles.
Apple Crisp Mixed in a Pan and cut into Bars.....mmmmm...this smelled heavenly while baking. We could hardly wait to dig in...warm apple crisp and a scoop of ice cream...delicious....
If one has to have a weakness, it is a good thing for it to be cookbooks! One can count on having something delightful at the end of the reading....
I am sharing with Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage and Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.