I’m procrastinating with the promised spinach pies from the Balkans… Meanwhile, the days growing longer cannot make me happier! This weekend I even made some blini (Russian pancakes), a very easy recipe without yeast or sourdough, even such an I’d-rather-bake-it-than-fry-it person like me can manage nice sunny blini. You know, we bake blini here to welcome spring and say goodbye to winter. And it’s exactly what I did.
A weekend earlier I made this delicate dessert for the winter tea time. By delicate I mean it needs to be handled with care once it’s baked as all the topping crumbles will make everything to fall off the bars 😉
Although these bars will require some time (because of the filling that you have to cook and process first), I really enjoyed the process (
and eating the pistachios), and the colours of the ingredients are somewhat really stylish =) So here’s a shot of the bars yet unbaked and not covered with that naughty crumbled topping:
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Apricot Oatmeal Bar With Pistachios adapted from atkokken.com will make a very Mediterranean sweet treat. Follow the link to see the original recipe! (while this recipe was waiting for its turn in my ‘Bars’ recipe collection, the author has changed the website address : )
Changes in the ingredients:
No lemon juice. Added cardamom & nutmeg (good!) and omitted freshly ground pepper. That’s it!
About the procedure: be ready to have extra things to wash after making this dish – your blender…
Result: Revived dried apricots conserving all the sun’s energy plus the crunchy slightly salted pistachios = a great combination! The oats are not that … oaty in these bars, they do somehow get amalgamated with the flour, butter and sugar. Eat the ever-falling crumble replacing (trying to!) it back on top of the bars or… reuse it in some fruit crumble =)
Love this close-up : ) Ah, those pistachios from Aegina island, Greece!
Just found out that I’m not going to Bulgaria in April. Well, this just leaves more days for a certain country starting with…
G. ! =)
Happy B-day to my Grandpa!