About this recipe:These bars are rich, sweet and gooey. A buttery biscuit base is topped with an apricot and walnut mixture. Enjoy as a snack or as a dessert.
Serves: 32 bars
85g dried apricots
110g butter, softened
125g plain flour, sifted
4 tablespoons caster sugar
220g dark brown soft sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
60g chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
40g plain flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
40g icing sugar for dusting
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking tin.
Place apricots in a pan with just enough water to cover them. Heat over medium heat. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool, then coarsely chop.
Mix together the butter, sugar and 125g flour until crumbly. Press mixture evenly into the prepared tin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and slightly golden.
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and dark brown soft sugar. Combine 40g flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into bars and dust with icing sugar.