Hiker Bars Recipe
This Hiker Bars recipe was designed for autumnal walks for the Fabulous Baker Brothers.
Tom and Henry always used to go to the Lake District in October half term when they were small.
Without fail they always had the Hiker Bars with them, which their Mum made before they went away.
Hiker Bars; The story.
This Hiker Bars recipe keeps for weeks, and it’s chewy, fruity and the kind of thing that’s robust enough that you can pack it into a biscuit tin and it rattles around until it’s all gone.
We now make it in our shops and it sells like hot cakes, and our Hiker Bars are soon to be available online.
Takes 30 minutes
Serves 12 pieces
180g unsalted butter, room temperature
270g demerara sugar
2 medium free range eggs
180g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g caster sugar
Heat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray about 20x28cm and 4cm deep with baking paper
Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
Break the eggs in and mix
Sift the flour and baking powder together, add to the mixture
Finally stir in the dried fruit and place in the prepared tin
Bake for 15 minutes, take out and press down the edges with a dough scraper or palette knife
Bake for a further 10 minutes, repeat the pressing down to get a nice even result
Sprinkle with sugar, leave to cool completely before cutting