Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fruit bars

These are amazing and the kids enjoyed them too. I made some with pear in the hope they were failsafe but after i made (and served them) i remembered they had cornflour, so if anyone know what failsafe substitute i could use please let me know. The cornflour in the supermarket is actually made from wheaten flour so this may be an option.

I got the idea from my best friends sister asking about them on the thermo forum ;) (thanks mandi!)

125g butter
50g sugar
1 egg
260g flour
2 tsp baking powder
a little milk
500g fruit I used apricots for one batch and pears for the other
60g water
juice 1/2 lemon or a little citric acid in water
1 tbsp golden syrup
40g flour
Put fruit, water, lemon juice, cornflour and syrup into bowl 100C 5min sp 2-3 (add extra water if starts to stick)
Put aside to cool.
I think I added a bit too much cornflour (which i dont even think is failsafe?)
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat well.
Add flour and bring together at sp 4
Add a little milk and mix reverse 30 sec will come together into a ball of pastry.
(I actually got distracted and added all the pastry ingredients at once and mixed without creaming or anything first and they turned out great ;)
Divide Pastry into 3 and roll into long sauge shape and flaten out.
Spread filling down middle of pastry.
Fold pastry in to form 'sausage roll' shape
Bake in 180C for 30 mins.