National Molasses Bar Day
I’m not entirely sure what a molasses bar is but most of the searches I came up with resulted in recipes for Hermit Bars. I wasn’t entirely sure what a hermit bar was either, but it sounded easy enough.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup raisins or currants
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the salt, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, and the cloves.
- In another bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the butter with the brown sugar, beat in the egg, and beat in the molasses.
- Add the flour mixture, beating the mixture until it is just combined, and stir in the raisins and the walnuts.
- Spread the mixture in a buttered and floured 13- by 9-inch baking pan and bake it in the middle of a preheated 350°F. oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a tester comes clean.
- Let the bars cool completely in the pan on a rack and cut it into 24 bars.
Oops, I put mine in a 9- by 9-inch pan, so mine are more like gooey brownies. And the flavor reminds me a lot of pumpkin pie…