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.


  1. As far as I know, maize cornflour is failsafe (I use it all the time)