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Monday, 20 January 2014

Apple Crumb Bars ~Secret recipe club challenge 20th January 2014


This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. My assigned blog was Mele Cotte.This blog is written By Chris who is from an Italian background.Browsing through her blog there were many recipes that caught my eye but one that I immediately want to try was her Apple Crumb Bars.Being the christmas holidays I always have an invite  or two to someones house, a baked goodie makes a perfect edible pressie.
I did not make any major changes to the recipe but I halved it and reduced the amount of sugar slightly. I also tossed some flaked almonds on the crumb topping for extra crunch .The apple crumb bars turned out delicious. My only challenge was that living in the UK working out what a stick of butter weighed took some googling. :)
You can find the original Apple crumb bar recipe here.


Crisp baked oats and apple bars with a delicious cinnamon crumb topping.


Ingredients:

Bottom layer

½ cup rolled oats
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
120g butter
1 tablespoon egg replacer mixed with three tablespoons water

Middle layer-apple layer

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
½ cup granulated sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Top layer-crumb topping

½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup sugar
60g/ 2oz butter chilled
30g / 1 oz flaked almonds

Method:

1. Heat oven to 175°C/ 350° F.
2. Lightly line & grease a shallow baking tin
3. To prepare crumb topping take a medium bowl and add to it the flour and rub in the chilled butter to form a bread crumb type mixture, stir in the oats and sugar and set aside.
4. To prepare the apple layer, add the apples slices to a bowl add to it the sugar and cinnamon and toss together. Keep aside
 5. To prepare the bottom layer take a medium bowl and add to it the flour, salt, baking powder and chilled butter and rub gently to form a crumb type texture.
6. Stir in the oats and sugar and add the egg replacer and mix together.
7. Spread this mixture into the greased and lined baking tray and smooth it out.
8. Arrange the apples in cinnamon sugar over this layer.
9. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples and smooth it out so that it forms an even layer.
10. Bake the apple crumb bars in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
11. After 25 minutes of cooking sprinkle some almond flakes on the crumb bars and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the crumb mixture is golden brown and apple are cooked.
Remove from oven and leave to cool completely before cutting into bars.



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56 comments:

  1. these bars look so healthy and yum...

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  2. These look lovely! Thanks for choosing these and I am glad you were able to find the conversation. I had forgotten about these bars! Think its time to make them again!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Chris, I am so glad I had the chance to make these from your blog.They were so yummy that I am going to end up making these again and again.

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  3. Looks so delicious! And the secret club sounds interesting!

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  4. These look amazing, I must have a go at making these!

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    1. I hope you do Hayley you will not be disappointed.

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  5. fab looking, probably too complicated for me, but they do look yummy!

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    1. Fiona far from it this is the simplest recipe, just three separate layers mixed separately in three bowls and thrown on top of each other and baked can't get easier than that.

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  6. Yum the bars look great. I am a huge crumb topping lover!

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    1. I am so glad I chose these for my SRC Challenge they turned out super delicious.

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  7. Love these sort of bars - works really well with mincemeat too.

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    1. I may try that good idea may be for christmas.

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  8. These sound incredible - they look like they will fall apart in your mouth - yummy! May have to give these a try with my little boy x

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    1. Bex your little one will love them especially if you let him do all the mixing, there are easy to make and you can't really get them wrong.

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  9. They look lovely and healthy!

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  10. they look lovely and healthy!

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  11. They look lovely and healthy!

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  12. Great recipe looks delicious x

    www.mybubbaandme.com

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  13. Oh yum! These look so good! Great pick!
    I was very lucky to be paired with you for this month's reveal! I LOVED your Ras Malai recipe and I have many more bookmarked! Thank you Nayna! :-)

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  14. These sound great, I am so gutted that I'm allergic to apples but I'm, sure I could try this with a different fruit and it would taste amazing!!! I love that they are three layers instead of just your bog standard all the same consistency fruit bar.

    Great post!

    Georgie xx

    Life in Loafers

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  15. These really do look good and I pretty much have all of those ingredients on hand especially in the fall and winter when apples are in season!

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  16. These look really yummy. And would be very filling as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. These look absolutely wonderful Nayna! what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

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  18. On nice. I do love apple in baked goods.

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  19. They look so tasty! I wouldn't mind having them for quick snack at work :)

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  20. Oh these look yummy!! What a great recipe to make, these are going on my list to make :-)

    helen X

    www.allthebeautifulthings.co.uk

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  21. These looks great. I am a big fan of any kind of apple dessert.

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  22. Looks tempting.. nice clicks too!!

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  23. These look yummy, one of my favourite dishes is apple crumble so i was certainly make these!

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  24. What a tasty wee treat. My kids (and I) would love to tuck into one of these!

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  25. They look delish and would be perfect in a lunch box. Consider them pinned onto my packed lunch Pinterest board
    Janie x

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  26. Such irresistible bars!!! I love apple desserts :)

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  27. Oh lovely, these look utterly inviting! X

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  28. Really YUM!!!! I love stuff like this!! Thank You Nayna for another beautiful food post :) xx

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  29. Yummy they look amazing, I will defo try and make these when I have time x
    www.londonmummyoftwo.com

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  30. now these sound delicious , you really shoud come and make me some x

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  31. These look delicious. And like the idea of trying out a fellow blogger's recipe

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  32. Oh these look delicious <3 I could tuck into some right now x

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  33. Love the idea of the secret recipe club! These look delicious.

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  34. How did you know that I was just looking for something to do with apples?! I love apples and always looking for new ideas! Thanks, will try this for sure :)

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  35. These apple crumble bars look delicious. Perfect mid afternoon treat.

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  36. I love this idea. This looks really yummy.

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  37. Great idea. This looks really yummy.

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  38. My mouth is watering just looking at those pictures!!

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  39. Those do look yummy! I like the idea of cutting back on the sugar and adding the almonds. I would accept this pressie with joy!!

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  40. it looks so declious i would love to try it!

    anna

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  41. My mum used to make something similar to this when I was a child. They were amazing so I'm glad to have seen the recipe here and been reminded of them.

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  42. I love baked prezzies! hey where did u buy ur cup measure from ?Manjiri - sliceoffme

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  43. Apple and cinnamon are always lovely together. These would make a great lunchbox filler.

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  44. Another great recipe to have me drooling! Have printed off to 'attempt'!

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  45. They look great and I agree, a good lunchbox item.

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