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Pecan Bars

Recently I bought quite alot of baking book from Borden Book Store and Discount Book Store nearby. I would love to try some of the recipe in one of the fabulous baking book for this coming holiday.So far ,I never use any pecan in my baking.I'm debate whether I should make pecan bars or tarts.At last I choose a bar method but adapted the recipe to suit my taste especially the sweetness .I found this recipe is really great and easy to follow.The down side is I'm too excited looking at the newly baked Pecan Bars,didn't really wait for it to cool down completely before cut it.You can see some crust stick to the pecan and some crust break off easily coz it's still warm.Anyway,I would like to present my humble Pecan Bars to you..



Ingredients:


2 cup flour


pinch salt


1/2 cup sugar


1 cup cold butter or margarine,cut into pieces


1 egg



For topping:


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks butter)


1/4 cup honey


1/4 cup sugar


1/4 cup dark brown sugar,firmly packed


5 tbsp whole milk


4 cups roasted pecan halves







Method:


1:Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch baking pan.


2:For the crust, sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.Stir in the sugar .With a pastry blender,cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Add the egg and blend with fork until the mixture just holds together.( I used food processor to mix the dough)


3: Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.With a floured fingertips,press into an even layer.Prick the pastry all over with a fork and refrigerate for 10 minutes.


4:Bake the pastry crust for 15 minutes.Remove the pan from the oven,but keep the oven on while making topping.


5:Melt the butter,honey and both sugar.Bring to a boil.Boil without stirring, for 2 minutes.Off the heat,stir in the milk and pecans.Pour over the crust, return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes.


6:When cool,run a knife around the edge.Invert onto a baking sheet,place another sheet on top and invert again.Dip a sharp knife into a very hot water and cut into squares for serving.

Note:
I miss Method #6 to dip sharp knife into hot water before cut beside didn't wait for it to cool down completely.That the reason the crust look messy and crumbles.





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6 comments:

VG said...
December 23, 2008 at 5:48 AM

Indeed they do look good. Yummy!

Zue Murphy said...
December 23, 2008 at 6:11 PM

The pecan bar was good. I like your method of reducing the sweetness. I cannot eat too much sugar too. Have to control my diet. But Murphy like your pecan bar. That was the first cookie he picked from your package. Thanks a lot for letting me tasting this bar and sharing the recipe too. Happy Holidays!

ICook4Fun said...
December 23, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Lesley, thank you too much for the cookies. From all the cookies Carlos went for for the pecan bars first and he said it was GOOD!! and I totally agreed with him. All the cookies were good! Thanks again my dear and wishing you, Eliot and Mishu Merry Christmas.

Beachlover said...
December 24, 2008 at 3:12 AM

VG:
Thank you:)

Zue :
You and Murphy are very welcome.Hope you like the cookies..Happy Holiday to you too!!

icook4fun:
Gert,I'm so sorry the cookies doesn't arrived in one pieces.it's my fault not to seal the cover.Anyway,I'm really glad you like my cookies..hope I can improve my baking in future.Merry Christmas to you ,Carlos and Diana!!

Kevin said...
December 28, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Those look really good!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.