This is one powerful bar, absolutely filled with nuts and dried fruit and open to interpretation. Use the dried fruit of choice and the nuts you prefer. The recipe is from Alice Medrich who has several good baking books, on the market.
Fruit and Nut Bars
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar,
2 cups walnut, chopped
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325F. Position the rack in the center of the oven.Grease 8 inch square pan.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and mix together we.
Add the brown sugar, walnuts, cranberries and apricots.
Use your fingers to mix the ingredients until the nuts and fruits are coated with the flour mixture, separating any sticky fruit pieces.
Beat the egg with the vanilla in a small bowl until light colored and thick.
Put the egg into the large bowl and mix with your hands until all of the fruit and nut pieces are thinly coated with batter.
Spread the mixture in the pan, pressing to even it out.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and pulled away from the sides of the pan.
Cool in the pan on a rack. Run a small knife around the unlined edges of the pan.
Use a sharp knife to cut 16 squares.
Yield - Makes 16 bars
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