I don’t really eat blueberries on their own but adding blueberries into any dessert immediately make the dessert a 10/10. Never in my life have I ate a blubbery dessert and not liked it.
I don’t even know why, I don’t think any other fruit has the same effect. Blueberries truly are great.
Anyway, now that I have confessed my love for blueberries, here are some blueberry bars!
When making these, I wanted to make something that was easy to make, something that didn’t have too many steps to it. The last few recipes I’ve made took too long and also gave me too much stress so I wanted this to be simple.
So for the blueberry part of this, I just used some blueberry jam that I had bought. Therefore, the only part that you’re making is the shortbread, which is pretty simple to make.
Also you could use any flavour jam you want.
Throw some white chocolate chips into the shortbread dough, use raspberry jam and now you got white chocolate and raspberry bars. Customise this however you want!
210g softened unsalted butter
40g granulated sugar
40g brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
270g plain flour
240g blueberry jam
- Start by pre-heating your oven to 180c/350f. Also grease and line an a square cake tin. I used a 7 inch tin, an 8 inch one works too, they'll just be a little thinner.
- In a bowl add the softened butter, both sugars and the vanilla. Beat these for about 2 minutes, then mix in the flour. It might seem like there's too much flour at first, but keep mixing, a dough will eventually form.
- Once a dough forms, get around 100g of it and put this aside. Put the rest of the dough into your cake tin and flatten it out.
- Add the blueberry jam on top of this and spread it out.
- With the 100g of dough you left aside, crumble it over the top of the blueberry layer.
- Bake this for around 40 minutes. Once it's baked let it cool for at least 30 minutes, then cut into it and enjoy.