Sunday, May 23, 2010

She did it again

The girl from bakerella.com, that is. I keep telling Ian that I want to be her friend. I don't know who she is, but her recipes are AMAZING. I made these yesterday. She calls them "Congo Bars." I call them awesome.

Here is the recipe:

Congo Bars

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar (Oh my and thank you!)
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

By mixer:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition.
Add vanilla and mix.
Add flour and mix until combined.
Stir in chips and then pecans.

By hand:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

I mixed them by hand, she says that they have a better texture that way. It wasn't hard, it's a really easy recipe actually.

5 comments:

Christi Pobst said...

Hilary gave me some of hers. They were delicious! Thank you!

jenn king said...

wow a pound! these look great!

The Jacobs said...

YUM!! So going to try that out. Thanks!

megan&steve said...

Yummy!
We will be in your part of town July 3-9th & would love love LOVE to see you!

The last Unicorn said...

I just made these! I hope the nurses like them... and I hope I will be giving them to them soon :)