This past weekend, I got an overwhelming urge to bake things. I have no idea why. While I like baking, I generally don't spend much of my free time on it - usually I'd rather go buy dessert someplace than slave away making it myself. But something about this past weekend made me really excited to get in the kitchen - maybe it was the start of football season, or the beautiful weather, or the fact that Labor Day means that fall is upon us. And fall means home-baked treats, right?
The first thing I decided to bake were these amazing-looking blueberry bars that I found on Pinterest (recipe here). I was hoping to recreate one of my all-time favorite pies, a blueberry crumble creation from Royers in Round Top, without having to go through all the trouble of, you know, actually making a pie. And let me tell you, these suckers come pretty darn close. I'd like to make these again and mix the dough a bit less - I should have kept bigger chunks of butter - and add oats to the crumbly part. But either way, these beauties are delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or dessert).
I think I'll go reverse my workout and eat one of these right now.
Have a great Thursday!