Wednesday, November 18, 2009


so what do you do to avoid finishing projects and getting things ready before craft fairs? (or, whatever responsibilities you may have pending)

apparently - i decided the thing to do is bake!

but first, i put james to work cutting out my tags/cards. (multi-tasking at it's finest?)

then i baked corn bread, blondies, and these yummy fruit jam strips!

Glazed Fruit Jam Strips

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1+1/2 cups Original Bisquick mix
**jam of your choice for filling (i opted for strawberry, organic apricot, & a delicious homemade grape given to me by a local farmer)

Glaze (optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons milk

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, coconut oil, butter, vanilla and egg yolk until blended. Stir in Bisquick mix until well blended.

3. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece into an 8x1-inch (approximately) strip. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. With handle of wooden spoon or chopstick, make a slight indentation lengthwise in each strip. Fill each indentation with about 1 1/2 tablespoons fruit spread.

4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool slightly on cookie sheet.

5. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over tops. Cut diagonally into 1-inch strips.

These little guys are reminiscent of fig newtons, but with a crunchier crust - almost like a short bread. The coconut oil lends just a tiny bit of coconut flavor. At least now we are going to have snacks for the Bloomington Handmade Market!

There's always tomorrow to finish everything up...right?

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