"The soul starves before the body does." - Sarah Ban Breathnach
I really wanted to post something insightful or slightly interesting, but I just can't seem to come up with ANYTHING. I had my first day back at work today and ended up both excited about the upcoming season (and to be brutally honest, THRILLED at the prospect of a regular paycheck) and nervous about my role within the museum. I'll post more when everything has been sorted out and calmed down but for now I'm all a-flutter and can't seem to focus. I'm also a bit sad to see the end of my unemployed stretch. Truthfully I prefer sitting in my office writing and creating to going out to work - but don't we all!!
I got home this afternoon and just couldn't do anything productive. I needed to break free and do something different to change my mind-set. So I pulled out my Canadian Basics Cookbook and spent a lovely hour baking!! I made Chocolate Banana Bread for Mark (not for me - bananas gross me out!!) and Butter Tart Squares for me. I thought I would send out the recipe because it only makes a small batch, and it's really REALLY yummy. Sometimes we all just need a treat now and then! Believe me, I would have you all over tonight for tea and yummy treats and good conversation if I could, but this will have to do instead. xo
Butter Tart Squares
Preheat oven to 350F/180C
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
Base: Cream butter with sugar; blend in flour until crumbly. Press into bottom of an 8inch square cake pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Topping: In a bowl, beat 2 eggs. Beat in 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir in 2 tbsp melted butter, 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 cup of raisins (I leave these out and put in broken pecans instead - MUCH better!!) Pour over base and bake for 30 minutes or until set.
YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. xo