Just the word ‘sulphur dioxide’ conjurs up an image in my head that I’m going to be poisoned and choke to death when I chew on one of those apricots. Help! the baked book has been on my chanukah list – glad the holiday is so early this year ! If not, transfer everything to a large mixing bowl. Thank you! Mix thoroughly. I had expected it to be similar to the apricot flavor but it’s closer to prunes. Baked was one place I *had* to visit when I was in New York, and it didn’t disappoint at all. Good thing I’m already planning a trip to TJ’s this weekend. You’re really not helping my obsession with the Baked guys. Remove from oven and let bars cool completely in pan. Your stories are always such a great read. Simple words – but your blog is amazing! Have to agree with Gavrielle, our New Zealand Otago (that’s a region in the South island) apricots are the bomb. I’m so skipping yoga tonight to make these….plus it’s snowing, so I’ll use that as my excuse. I mean, each and every dessert sounded like something I not only wanted to bake, but wanted to eat. those apricot bars look delicious, and so do all those other wonderful desserts! I wonder if California dried apricots are like proper good Australian dried apricots – leathery but succulent and full of sharp flavour, not squishy and sickly sweet. But I’m pretty sensitive to odors and I’ve not smelled anything unusual. Grease a 7- or 8-inch-square baking dish with a little oil and line it with plastic wrap. PS: love your insights, recipes and blog. The only place I know of in Europe to get the really flavoursome dried apricots is Cranberry in Borough Market, and they don’t have them all the time – they call them ‘sharp apricots’. Baked is definitely on the list for the next NY visit, even if it is an hours bus ride. This search takes into account your taste preferences. This recipe comes from the 10-12 Dec 2004 issue of the USA Weekend newspaper. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/apricot-bars-with-dried-apricots APRICOT DREAM BARS : 2/3 c. dried apricots 1/2 c. butter 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 1/3 c. sifted all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1 c. brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp. Glad you liked it. This recipe can be adapted to use whichever ingredients are lingering on your pantry shelves. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if these guys ever want to open a branch of Baked in Paris, I’ll be there kitchen slave and do whatever they ask. The apricot bars sound amazing…but what are those chocolatey bars you have pictured above? hmph. I just look through the packet and look for the small, hard ones which are probably sourer. https://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/325/Apricot_Cookie_Bar52535.shtml I followed the topping recipe exactly and it was very crumbly, but meltingly delicious. You don’t have to wait for apricot season to enjoy sweet apricots. I can’t wait to try them. Thank god the holidays are upon us. i’m mostly used to seeing the dark, soft turkish figs in europe too. Oddly, Americans have a reputation for liking things sweetened, but we also have a fondness for things like kale, radicchio, as well as tangy dried apricots. I’ll have to try this version…I like the idea of the lemon zest, plus it will give me a reason to make them again! This recipe looks awesome! Vidya: I did a bit of scooting around the internet and saw that a lot of Australian dried apricots are of the Blenheim variety, which is what they use in California. Puree the apricots in a blender or food processor until smooth. seems hardly anyone here knows what a macaron is, so this is going to be fun. David or any readers – do you recommend one of their books over the other? The olive oil really compliments the flavor of the rosemary. Make the apricot filling by combining the apricots, water (or wine), granulated sugar, honey, brandy, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Recipe by Sydney Mike. But one thing I did bring with me to Paris were bags of dried California apricots, which are what they use for these apricot bars. Got hubby to try a bite and he was surprised.’Said It is one of the best fruit based feelings I’ve tasted. I must admit I’ve been guilty of buying those Turkish apricots. …… (I’ve also seen some from China, too.) Spread the apricot filling over the shortbread in the pan evenly, then top with the crumb topping and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the topping is browned. Could I order a dozen or so ‘postcards’ of the Brown/ie Tray / Glass Jar compo please? Make the crumb topping by mixing together the 1/2 cup (70g) flour, brown sugar, nuts, salt, and butter in the bowl of the stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, until the mixture just barely starts clumping together. Definitely a keeper. Unlike other dried apricots that are plump and sugary-sweet, we used to call these “dried monkey ears” for no other reason than we were being goofy in the kitchen. In our humid climate, I wonder if chunks of salt will become moist and attract water. After I brought Baked Brownies to a party, a friend told me to throw away all other brownie recipes. I used an already opened bottle of japanese plum wine to rehydrate the dried apricots, and baked the recipe in a fluted tart pan. Yes, yes, oh yes. These are delicious–thank you. Unfortunately it took me about a year after I read their book (and an interesting bus ride from Manhattan) to get there, but it was worth the wait. Unlike other dried apricots that are plump and sugary-sweet, we used to call these “dried monkey ears” for no other reason than we were being goofy in the kitchen. They are fantastic. Found a bag of dried peaches in my pantry while digging around for the apricots. These are wonderful to serve to guests! That apricot recipe was the first one I made out of that book (and there are many I want to make! Add the vanilla, lemon zest, and rosemary, then gradually add in the 1 3/4 cup (250g) flour, mixing until the dough is smooth. Try easy ideas for cooking with apricot for any meal of the day, savory or sweet. I do personally love the dried apricots in these bars in the summer, as the blend of apricot … And again I will rearrange my life to bake or make the nights offering .What else could be more pressing than the prospect of an incredible taste rhapsody at 2:30 a.m east coast time? Apricot balls made with dried apricots, condensed milk, coconut and brown sugar By Diane Bell. Is it in the book you have?? David, I am planning to try the cardamom version. I have every reason to make this, eat this, and eat more. I just made the rosemary squares… tweaked? I am becoming addicted to coarse salt, and to see it on your chocolate cake is very intriguing and tempting. Thank you again for broadening my sweet spectrum, Cheers from the Antipodes, Karen Brown. the ingredients list includes: cocoa powder, skim milk powder, butter … and rosemary extract. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this in such company so please pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a “spicy” brownie? These look divine – I love the idea of the cardamom variation. 6. Dried fruit is a pantry staple, especially handy during winter months. I live in Spain and can’t always get baking ingredients here but usually manage online or in Gibraltar unless it’s an American ingredient and then I have to be inventive. Although I am not a dessert person I am regularly found to be drooling over your posts, David. Make the rosemary dough by creaming the butter with the powdered sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer, or by hand, until it’s light and fluffy. Rosemary and peach are a very nice combination of flavors. Pinterest; Facebook; Twitter; Email; Sugarplums. Yes No No Preference. I can’t wait to try it this Thanksgiving. Simply swap out some raisins, dried cranberries, or whichever dried fruit you have on hand. Cooking time is … I’ve been avoiding buying Australian dried apricots because of the sulphur dioxide apparently used in them to help them retain their orange colour. Interesting that the Swiss like tangy apricots whereas they’re hard to find in other places in Europe. A simple, easy and effortless recipe to make whether you use fresh, canned or frozen apricots. Again your blog arrives in my mail box and as always it is the best mail of the day. I can’t wait to try them! Her recipe was contributed to her local synagogue sisterhood cookbook, which just published its third edition cookbook in honor of the centennial. I love it so much, that instead of my usual dark chocolate/ creme fraiche ganache, last time I made a chocolate layer cake, I used the spread (about 1/2 cup),and a cup of cream, melted them together, then threw in 8oz. Once baked, let the shortbread cool to room temperature. Also have to let you know that since you did the article on Speculoos spread, I’ve been eating it on everything. Will make these again but in a 13by9 pan, as I found the crust layer a bit thick for my taste, and there was extra feeling and topping left. ®/™©2020 Yummly. Any ideas what to do with ~2 cups of prune-like peachy paste? Then I’m going to unleash their petit I’ve got a couple of bags stashed in the pantry, so I know what I’ll be baking tomorrow. Liz: Some folks say when the cook sulphured dried fruits, they give off an odor. This feeling can be used in many other recipes: tarts with frangipane anyone? The key is to use really ripe fruit. J’adore ce que vous faites c’est vraiment delicieux…. (Trader Joe’s usually has the best price though.) Sweets Apricot & Plum Coconut Bars (gluten, egg, dairy free) By Andrea Sprague November 30, 2020Andrea Sprague November 30, 2020 I loved it. The cranberries add more liquid, so it took about 15 min more to cook down, and still seemed a bit liquidy. If you give this recipe a try, do hunt some down. Cover with water and boil 10 minutes. Though I think both vary according to brand, I’ve had “California-style” apricots which were sugary sweet and misleading, and plump, sugary Australian ones too. Agree – NZ Otago apricots are like apricots should taste – fresh and dried. One day…. Oh my, one more thing on my to-do list this week. I’ve seen Martha Stewart show with Baked, so I’ ve baked one. Normally I make a nosedive into anything chocolate, but it was the Apricot Bars with their crumbly nut topping that I found myself reaching for repeatedly. Soak apricots overnight in just enough water to cover them completely. Who knew? A google search brings up a few discussions on the topic. What are the bars with the pecans on top, right next to the apricot bars? These delicious apricot almond granola bars … Last time I was in NY I made a special detour to Redhook by myself on the Ikea ferry just to visit the bakery. I’m finding both regular and unsulfured Blenheim apricots at Trader Joe’s, is one preferable to the other? Bring to a boil over high heat. 1. Otherwise it’s a matter of preference; sulphured apricots are generally more bright in color since the sulphur helps them retain that. I love BAKED goodies- particularly their sweet and salty cake and their pumpkin whoopie pies. (Admittedly, I don’t think they’re planning on opening a transatlantic outpost so you’re all safe from seeing me in leather and shackles.). Last updated Sep 27, 2020. They sell both here and it really doesn’t matter which one you choose, they taste so similar. Place the maple syrup, almond butter, dates and 150ml of water in a small saucepan over a low heat. See more ideas about apricot recipes, recipes, dried apricot recipes. Using a fork or clean fingers, lightly press half of the crust mixture onto the bottom of the prepared … I skipped cooling the shortbread crust (ran out of time) and used a fairly tart apricot compote/jam I made this summer (with Oregon apricots) and just added the brandy to the compote. Without the food processor, I was simply left with a bag of dried apricots … This is like the grown-up version of a recipe that I have from the 1963 “Betty Crocker Cooky [sic] Book”. We get two types of dried apricots in New Zealand: Turkish ones, which are small, pale, plump and flavourless, and our own South Island ones, which are like an apricot explosion going off in your mouth. Sure. I remember they always had a bowl of fresh apricots in the kitchen, and dried apricots to snack on. I made the chocolate mint grasshoppers and they were out of this world good! Nice to see that they’re also available in New Zealand and other places, but curious that I read the Blenheim was an apricot variety that was actually cultivated in the Luxenbourg Gardens in Paris, hence the name “Royal” Blenheim. [i’ll be back in paris next month, so don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you want me to throw a few bags in my suitcase for you.]. Won’t work in these bars. My favorite bakery knows me as “The Corner Brownie Lady.” I need to bring this idea to them! https://www.rosannadavisonnutrition.com/oaty-apricot-breakfast-bars The bars are wonderful. Add the melted … Sigh. I buy unsulphured Turkish apricots from my local health food store and they are to die for! I saw the baked brownie with salty caramel on the Best Thing I Ever Ate and have been searching high and low for that recipe. Here in Rhode Island all I usually see are the Turkish apricots I was worried by how dry the topping looked, and thought it might just fall off with every bite. So don’t monkey around; use the right dried fruits. I think the bigger pan will yield the right proportions. https://recipeland.com/recipe/v/apricot-walnut-cereal-bars-48834 Ingredients 12 ounces dried apricots (11/2 cups) 1 ¾ cups sugar sugar divided ¾ cup butter softened 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sweetened coconut toasted ½ … I know it’s a bit blasphemous to make shortbread without butter, but I made the shortbread with a combination of 8 T olive oil and 5 T Earth Balance and an additional 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and it came out great. And your recipes and ideas; I love them. Located in Red Hook, in Brooklyn, Baked seemed to me to be an unlikely place for a bakery. The Apricot bars are to die for…..every recipe I have tried on your website has been a runaway success..so I bought your book “The Sweet Life in Paris”..and like your recipes, it is a complete success,I love your style of writing very much. They don’t look pretty though, so if you’re using apricots for show (dipping in chocolate or other confection), it makes sense to use the Mediterranean or Turkish apricots. Thank you Again david for being out there……………. the green package of apricots you mentioned is not in fact from california, but from… [drum roll please] … south africa ! brandy, see variation below ½ cup sugar ¾ cup orange juice ¾ cup water 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar 1 tsp. I forgot to take note of them before I disposed of the package but I’m pretty sure they weren’t from California. apricots: I am always going for the ‘sour’ ones and I seem to remember (fondly) that the Migros ones were pretty good…. =) thanks for sharing the recipe, so i can get baking until then. Boy was it worth it. I was just thumbing through that book today and have already bookmarked the apricot bar recipe. Good instructions and most importantly – reliable results think of using home-made apricot jam cooking. 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