I just added a recipe to my “Gotta Try This” list. It’s for Apricot Coconut Bars from the 1930′s in a little cookbook called “Mama’s in the Kitchen; Weird & Wonderful Home Cooking 1900-1950.”
It isn’t one of the weird ones, but I’ll get to those later.
To make the crust:
Whisk together: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup sugar
Cut 1/2 cup butter in dry mix
Press into 9 inch square baking pan and bake at 350 until lightly browned. (Maybe 10 minutes? I’ll let you know after I actually make it!)
For the filling:
Dice 1 cup dried apricots and simmer in a small amount of water for 5 minutes, then drain and let cool.
Whisk together: 1/3 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a larger separate bowl, beat 2 eggs; add 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1 teaspoon almond extract.
Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, then the apricots and 1/2 cup flaked coconut and mix well.
Spread onto the baked crust, sprinkle with an additional 1/2 cup coconut and bake at 350 for approximately 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
If you try this before I do, let me know how you liked it!
Your friend in the kitchen,