Friday, February 8, 2008

I need your help!!!

It's not often that I eat something purchased from a grocery store or even a bakery that knocks my socks off. I mean, I've been disappointed by so many crappy brownies and cupcakes, that I typically stay away from things that aren't homemade.

A baked goods snob? Yes. I am. I like homemade goodies. Where you can taste the real butter and sugar in it and not just some homogenized milk powdered crap or something.

But, last night I had an experience. Steph came over and pulled something out of her pocket that she prefaced with: "This is going to change your life."

She knows me well.

This is what she pulled out. A carton of "Praline and Cream Butterbars" from a company called Upper Crust Crumbs Dessert Company .

What is inside this carton is sheer joy. In bar form.To describe it... it's actually very similiar to the Low Country Bars in flavor. But, it has a very soft, moist crust. The bottom layer tastes like it's basically all butter with a tbsp of flour thrown in there to firm it up a bit. Seriously. Very buttery. The inside layer is very sweet and creamy, like an icing. And the top layer is a soft layer of praline topping.

I found something about it online and it referred to it as "a shortbread base with a buttercream filling and a topping."

I need a recipe for this. Bad. So, I'm asking for some help. Steph bought this at whole foods, but I'd like to try a recipe at home. I think I'll start with adapting the Low Country Bar a bit... using a ground up graham cracker crust, putting the icing in the center and then making a praline topping and I think that will come very close.

Any other suggestions or ideas?

I need a fix man. I need to be able to make these at home. Help a girl out.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Just discovered your blog. I work in the bakery of a DC area Whole Foods and am enamored of these as well. Sadly, stores in our region stopped carrying them last year. Not sure why. They were sublime, though, which seems to be the consensus based on what I've seen online. Hope we can find a recipe soon. Great site!

bakingblonde said...

I would try this recipe, omitting the toffee pieces in the filling and not adding the carmel topping.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/SMUCKERS-Praline-Bars/Detail.aspx

I would use this for the topping but use less whipping cream to create a thicker consistency.

http://www.recipezaar.com/119449

bakingblonde said...

PS LOVE the blog!

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