Monday monday all. It's going to be a slow start to the week after Paul and I went to the Sunday night JETS football game last night but it was well worth it. I am sad to see the weekend gone but this means that we are within 6 weeks from our wedding (yikes).
This month I had the amazing pleasure of having a GREAT blogger friend for my Secret Recipe Club , Carrie over at Bakeaholic Mama . I have been so excited just waiting to be able to tell her that I have been stalking her blog (like normal) all month long for the perfect recipe to share today.
If you remember way back, I did a guest post for sharing my Beer Braised Chorizo Tostadas , they were the perfect recipe for her Mexican week-themed meals.
Carrie has so much to offer her readers including an inside peek at King Arthur's Flour blogger baking course, her amazing kid-friendly snacks and meals that her 3 boys get to enjoy everyday and tons of sweet treats that had be drooling.
You will also notice just how beautiful her pictures are. She is a true photographer and can capture the yummies in all her recipes. I was so excited to have Carrie this month for all these reasons but also because I have never had someone for SRC that I have already worked with previously. YAY!
So after a long long time trying to decide what to make I landed on these Grapefruit bars and fell in love. I am a sucker for lemon bars so to really shake things up with grapefruit made my decision for me.
And who doesn't love grapefruit... especially in late August? I know I do.
These were a sinch to throw together (especially because Paul and I got an electric stand mixer at our show a few weeks back - oh how easy it makes life).
These bars are so sweet with just the littlest tang from the fresh grapefruit juice. Each bite is refreshing and light but perfect to hit that sweet tooth craving right in the kisser.
There were so many other recipes of Carrie's that I really want to try, and probibly still will, but I was so so happy that I chose these bars. I made them for date night a few days ago and the leftovers that I had kept in the fridge came with us to the JETS game last night for a quick tailgating dessert on-the-go. Ruby Red Grapefruit Bars Ingredients
1/2 cup room temp butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour + 2 tbs
2 tsp grapefruit zest
1/2 cup freshly sqeezed grapefruit juice (about 1 grapefruit)
1/4 tsp baking powder
Powder sugar for dusting
In your electric mixer mix 1/4 of your sugar, 1 cup flour and butter together until it is crumbly. Press on the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Mean while in your mixer beat eggs, zest, juice, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbs of flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder. When the crust is done remove from oven and poor grapefruit egg mixture over crust.
Bake for another 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cool completely then dust with powdered sugar and slice into squares.