Thursday, October 7, 2010

White Chocolate Bars

There is A LOT of posting to be done and very little time right now. My dad finally came to visit (!!!) and we spent all day together up north. I'm exhausted right now but taking the time to update before I go spend Shabbat with him at my sister's and fall even more behind. Anyway.... My friend S took a trip to America and of course I used that as an opportunity order books.... have I mentioned this already? Anyway, when I spent Shabbat with her in Tel Aviv, I picked them up. One of the books I ordered is the newly released Fatwitch Bakery Cookbook. I immediately began reading through them and mentally bookmarking recipes. So far, I've made three which I'll eventually get around to telling you about. I made these White Chocolate Bars the same night as the Oatmeal Craisin Bars, left them for the girls and went off to see my dad. When I got home the next days, both plates were completely emptied, save for a few crumbs and some plastic wrap. The White Chocolate Bars were easy to make although they look nothing like their picture. They were thin, golden brown bars that were sweet from the white chocolate. The top was nice and crackly and cooked in less time than the recipe stated, so watch them carefully. It's possible that beating them more would give them more height. But the girls were happy and so was I. Except when they called these blondies. Which they are obviously not. See for yourselves. 

White Chocolate Bars
from Fatwitch Bakery Cookbook

6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
5 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper. Grease and set aside. 

Place the margarine and chocolate into a pot. Melt over low heat until almost melted. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted- the residual heat should take care of this. Set aside to cool.
Place the eggs, vanilla and sugar in a separate bowl.
Beat until combined.
I accidentally added the dry ingredients before the chocolate mixture but no damage was done.
Add the white chocolate mixture,
and mix until a smooth batter is formed.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake 25 minutes. Turn off the oven but leave the pan in for an additional eight minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for an hour before cutting. Plate and serve to hungry girls!

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