My pal Dane suggested something with coconut, and so here I oblige. I am thrilled with the outcome and now I'm glad I have another jar of this marmalade. I was going to give it away! Perish the thought. It's mine, mine, all mine!
This recipe is sort of a riff on a streusel bar and a lemon curd bar recipe. I'm sure you could use any jam or marmalade. I know I will. Instead of streusel (which called for another (!) stick and a half of butter) I put some coconut cashew granola (which I made recently, and had a little bit left of) on for the topping, after chopping it up a little in the processor. The buttery bar offsets the bitter lime, and the citrus notes marry well with the coconut. I'll have to give these away because I could eat them all.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter
Whiz up the butter in the dry stuff (or if you are cool, do it by hand, I applaud you!) until small pea sized crumbs form. Pat mixture into 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Slather lime marmalade all over the hot bar. Sprinkle with chopped up granola. Bake another twenty minutes. Let cool completely! Then you can remove it from the pan and chop into little squares with a big knife.
"You put the lime in the coconut, that's what you do!" Do you remember that commercial? LOL! These look awesome, Julia! ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ju! I was actually thinking of a song by Harry Nilsson called Coconut! Not sure if I saw that commercial...ReplyDelete
These line bars look so moreish...... Looks delish!ReplyDelete
What a great word, Ellie! My new fave. Thanks!ReplyDelete