Thursday, September 2, 2010
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
3 cups All-Purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter cut into cubes
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
5 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
4 tsp. cornstarch
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13" pan.
Mix together 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, salt in a medium bowl. Cube cold butter. Add the butter to the dry mixture and blend with either two knives or a pastry cutter. Stir in the egg. Dough will not seem like dough, it will be crumbly and more like a dry mixture but that's the way it's suppose to look. Push 2/3 of the dough into the prepared pan.
In another bowl place the strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and gently mix. Pour on top of the dough in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the strawberries.
Bake 45min.-1hr, or until tops brown a little. Wait till it cools then cut into bars.
Adapted from here.