SOLSC Day 17
After writing about my trip to the store on Sunday I made myself hungry so I thought I would put some of what I bought to good use. It was time to do a bit of baking.
Before I start to bake I always like to gather everything I need and put it out on the counter. That way I don’t have to go looking for something in the middle of mixing things.
So, I got everything out, measured, and placed near the mixer where I would just need to add things when necessary. Egg yolks – check. 1 cup utter – check. 1 cup sugar – check. 1 cup chopped walnuts – check. 2 cups flour – check. Seedless strawberry jam – check. 1 greased 9 x 13 in. pan – check.
Mow for mixing. Cream the butter, add the sugar, add the egg yolks, gradually add the flour, and finally blend in the nuts. The dough is a bit heavy but my good old Kitchen Aid can handle it.
Now to spread half of the dough into the bottom of the pan and just a little lip going up the sides. Looks good. Now it is time to add a half cup of the jam and spread it over the dough. Lastly I need to cover the jam with the remaining dough. There. All set for the oven.
After forty minutes of baking it is time to take them out of the oven. They look nice and golden.
I know I can’t leave them on the kitchen counter or I would have three beasties checking them out and going for a bite. Off they go to the basement where they will sit until they are cold.
Now all that is left is to cut them into bite size pieces and put them into a container.
Of course there has to be a taste test. Quality control you know.
Yum…the thin layer of jam adds just enough sweetness. Now I am set for staying home for a while.