Have you ever tried sour cherry crumb bars? Have you any idea how awesome this is? There is just not enough words to describe it but to bake it and taste it Go! Now! Today
Sour Cherry Crumb Bars
200 g flour
100 g + 50 g sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
1 tsp rum
120 g butter
2 Tbsp corn starch
240 g pitted sour cherries
In a bowl mix flour, 100 g sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, slightly whisk the egg yolk with rum. Stir it into the flour mixture and then add cold, diced butter. Knead into a crumbly dough.
Line 20×20 cm baking pan with baking paper and press 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of it.
Mix cherries with corn starch and 50 g sugar and pulse a couple of rounds in a blender. Transfer on top of the layer of dough in a pan. Crumble the remaining dough on top.
Bake in a preheated oven on 375°F/190°C for about 40 minutes. Wait for the cake to cool completely before you cut it into a bite sized pieces.
If using frozen fruit, make sure you strain it well before use. You can also use jam instead of fresh fruit. In that case, you won’t need corn starch and additional sugar.
This recipe got published in an online cookbook with the recipes for appetizers and small desserts for the patron saint day’s celebration.