January 19, 2010

Cashew butter-chocolate chip bars (Boston Globe, January 20, 2010 )

Butter (for the pan)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm
1 2/3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-natural cashew butter
2 eggs plus 1 extra yolk
2 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped roasted cashews
2 cups miniature or regular semisweet chocolate chips

1. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In another bowl, stir the butter, light brown and granulated sugars, cashew butter, eggs and extra yolk, and vanilla. When they are smooth, blend in the flour mixture. Stir in the cashews and chips.

4. Scrape the batter onto the pan, spreading it into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is just set. Set on a wire rack to cool.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2010 7:22 PM
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