These ambrosial Amish Blueberry Bars can be eaten literally any time of the day. At breakfast time, lunch, and even as a late-night snack. These can even be eaten at one a.m. if you want… Just pair it with a cold glass of milk and it’s a done deal. And the best part is that you can have it all to yourself!
And do you know what makes this recipe so special; it’s just a crazy combination of shortbread and a granola bar! I absolutely love granola bars, I mean seriously who doesn’t eat granola bars? If you don’t, you really need to check yourself because you may not be human.
Also, let’s look at the nutritional benefits; it’s like through the roof! Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, they are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice for doctors and nutritionists.
Oh and did I mention pediatricians recommend parents include shortbread into children’s nutrition as a quick source of energy, I mean that’s so cool right! Even your kids can have this. So after all that I have said so far, what do you think?
Do you want to know how I made it? Well of course you do and I’m the best person that can show you how to do it. Let’s get started! First, you’re going to need your ingredients. Lucky for you my friend, you’ll only need nine simple ingredients. Yes, I said it, only nine! Crazy right!
- Flour- we all know every good pastry needs flour
- Sugar- it keeps baked goods soft and moist, and it does a lot more than just satisfy our craving.
- Salt- don’t worry, if you aren’t a salt fan like I am, you can alter the amount as much as you want.
- Baking powder- I grew around a lot of baking powder, my grandmother always had something to bake, and if you’re a baker’s child like I am, you know that baking powder is a beautiful leavening agent.
- Cinnamon- one of my favorite spices, it gives it that extra touch we look for
- Cold butter- it has to be cold!
- Egg yolk- Did you know Egg yolk is a great emulsifier?
- Ice water- ensure that your water is nice and cold for this recipe.
- Blueberries- the fresher the better, and just keep them whole because the pastry will have a stronger flavor.
Just as how the ingredients are simple so are the equipment. All you need is a large mixing bowl, whisk, pastry blender, knife, square tin (preferably 9 inches), and a spoon/ fork. Looks like you won’t have a lot of cleaning up to do afterward, hooray!!.
Now let’s get down to business. All you have to do is get a large bowl and whisk together all dry ingredients, then using a pastry blender cut butter into the mixture until it looks like bread crumbs. Add all other ingredients and finally put the mixture into the pan, scatter the blueberries then pour the mixture once more and just throw it into the oven for 30 minutes!
It’s important when finished to let it cool first because only then can you separate them into those beautiful golden bars that you’re looking for.
And just like that, you got some beautiful Amish blueberry shortbread bars! It’s so simple even my pet Fish, Chica, can do it. This recipe can turn a non-baker, like myself, into an Executive Chef at L’appart. Trust me when you’re done even your neighbors will come running! But too bad the serving size is just for one person.
If you want to add something to it, just get some whipped cream or melted chocolate. And remember this is your dish so you spruce it up all you want, instead of sugar you can use some honey, or if you’re not a blueberry fan you could use apples, or if you want to make your dish healthier use some wheat flour, just get crazy with your recipe!
Lastly, when you’re done you can put the leftovers in your fridge until you feel for some more. I hope yours will taste as heavenly as mine, Bon appetite.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp ice water
- 1 ½ cup all- purpose flour
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup cold butter, cubed
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Gather all dry ingredients and set aside
- Using the all in one method, combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix well, and set aside
- Get the butter and cut into the dry mixture using a pastry blender or use your fingertips to rub it in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add all other ingredients to the mixture and mix well, whether either blender or spoon.
- Get a 9-inch pan, do not grease, and place 3/4 of the mixture in the bottom of the pan, Add whole blueberries on top.
- Cover blueberries with the next quarter of the mixture and set to bake until golden brown at 375 degrees. Cool on the counter then cut into bars and serve.