Thursday, November 13, 2008

Because There's No Such Thing as Too Much Butter!

The presence of fresh cranberries at the store and my promise to make something for the LuHigh bake sale have given me an excuse to make this wonderful batch of buttery goodness.
It's delicious. It's scrumptious. It's completely worth the calories.
And if you even think about making this with margarine then you need to seriously consider getting professional help. And don't tell me about it because I may be unable to ever speak to you again. Also, I cannot be held responsible for the abomination that would result from using margarine.
So, here is the recipe for wonderful cranberry and butter goodness...

Cranberry Bars

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 350. Generously butter (do not even consider using any nasty old Crisco!) an 8-inch baking pan. Beat eggs in a medium bowl until thick. Gradually add sugar, beating until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour and melted butter; blend well. Add cranberries, mixing gently just until combined. Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.
And don't eat the whole pan by yourself.


YrObtSvt said...

Dear Mrs. Sleeve,

We at the Calorie Counting Committee of the State Board of Education were alerted to your sinister plot to infiltrate your local school with heart-unhealthy snack foods in the guise of a "bake sale." As you no doubt have been made aware, bake sales have been identified as one of the most heinous evils in our educational system because they do little more than infuse students with untold amounts of gooey, sugary, tasty, and completely unhealthy food items.

We at the State Board of Education are following the leadership of our brethren and sistern in California by barring all such infernal substances from schools, including private institutions that do not, per se, come under our aegis. In order to determine the proper punishment for your transgression, we will have to assay the baked goods and determine the DR (Decadence Ratio). Our agent will be by this afternoon to pick them up; make a double batch, please, to ensure there is enough for the entire Bake Sale Inquisition Subcommittee.


Phineas T. Weightwatcher
Chairman, Calorie Counting Committee

Susan said...

Iz all gone! Nyom!