Sunday was the perfect day to bake. Divingabe was out on the boat and I was waiting for the subbers to finish my latest shows.
Blueberries were on sale in King Kullen-2 for 3.00 and saw this recipe and wanted to make it. This one is from Nobel Pig and there's another one from cookiemadness which also looks wonderful, which I will try soon.
I decided to try the Nobel Pigs recipe which is the following
1 cup unsalted butter, make sure it's room temp.
3 cups ( 13 1/2 oz) all - purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old fashion oats ( not quick oats)
1 1/3 cups brown sugar, light
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg, separated
14 ounce cab sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 1/2 cups ( 14 ounces) blueberries, room temp.
1- Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
2- Blend the butter completely in with your fingers into the flour mixture. Transfer 2 cups of the crumb mixture to another bowl and reserve for the topping.
3- Mix the egg whites into the remaining crumbs
4- Line a 9 x 13 inch metal baking pan with foil and leave about an inch to hang over the ends. Lightly butter the side and bottom of the foil.
5- Press the egg white/crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan to form a level crust. Put it in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
6- While the crust is baking, in another bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp. lemon zest and the egg yolk. Let this mixture for 5 minutes, it will thicken.
7- Sprinkle the blueberries over the hot crust and spoon lemon mixture over the blueberries. Be careful, you don't want to crush the berries. Put back in the oven and bake another 8 minutes.
8- Remove from the oven & sprinkle topping over the lemon- blueberry layer. Make sure you get the lumps out of the topping before you spread it. Bake until the edges are bubbling and the topping is browned about 30 minutes.
9- Let the bars cool in the pan on a rack for about an hour. Be careful when you lift them out of the pan and put them back on the rack until they are completely cooled.
10- Remove foil and cut into 24 bars.