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CHERRY CRUMB BARS

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, we've created these delicious cake bars - infused with Twinings Afternoon Tea for a truly unique and scrumptious taste. Crumb bars are perfect to make at the beginning of the week as they'll keep for a few days if chilled in the fridge.

Serves10 Bars
Makes In40 mins
DifficultyEasy
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Ingredients

For The Crust

QtyIngredient
125g
Butter
250gFlour
50gSugar
1/2 tspSalt

For The Filling

QtyIngredient
300ml
Water
2Twinings Afternoon Tea Bags
4 tbsp Corn Flour
500gFrozen Cherries, Thawed
125gSugar
1Juice of a Lemon
3Eggs

Method

  • Place all of the ingredients for the crust together in a food processor until the mixture comes together. 
  • Press the dough into an 8 inch square tin lined with foil or greaseproof paper.
  • Bake at 180C for 10 mins.
  • In the meantime make the filling: brew the Afternoon Tea tea bags and allow to steep for 5 mins. 
  • Discard the tea bags and place 1/2 of the liquid into a bowl with the corn flour. Stir together. 
  • Drain the thawed cherries from the liquid and reserve. Add the cherry juice to the remaining tea and blend 150g of the cherries to make a puree.
  • Place the liquid into a saucepan and add the corn flour mixture. Whisk the mixture over a medium heat until thick. 
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir to dissolve the sugar. Allow to cool slightly and whisk in the eggs. 
  • Add the remaining cherries to the fruity mixture and pour over the baked crust. Bake for 15-20mins.
  • Leave to chill overnight.
  • Serve with a dollop of yoghurt or cream and pistachios.
  • The crumbs bars will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge for to you enjoy whenever you please.