Yesterday I was going to share progress in my garden, as well as a small harvest of fresh strawberries, but I was tired. Even though I had not done much over the weekend, I was mentally tired and then coming back home from work, had me crashing to the sofa.
All week I have been sharing food from overseas and other climes, but today its back to British - not necessarily these bars which are American, but I am nodding my head to one of the Best British ingredients - Yes, lets all scream Strawberries!
This was one beautiful strawberry bar. The bottom soft spongy, the top crumbly and crunch and in between a layer of strawberries. Teasing me, first a little bit burst of fruit, then a little bit jammy and then a little bit chewy. Nice. Although D eats everything I make, he does not always appreciate the vegan cakes I make that often, but he loved this one and was happy that I was not going to take any slices into work to share. Secretly I was pleased too.
I've adapted the recipe for Blueberry Spice Crumb Bars slightly from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Post Punk Kitchen's Duo. I am not going to republish it here, if you don't have the cookbook - go on treat yourself, if not - you can find the recipe on-line. I replaced the spelt flour with plain flour, blueberries with strawberries and omitted the ginger and allspice.