Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Daring Bakers Nanaimo Bars January 2010


This months Daring Baker recipe was chosen by Lauren of Celiac Teen. She chose home-made graham crackers, to be transformed into Nanaimo bars, a special Canadian bar.

I should come clean and tell you that I’ve not tasted a graham cracker out of a package before, so I don’t know if mine were in any way realistic! (in either looks or taste). We liked them though, crispy and good, really delicious warm from the oven. I halved the recipe for the crackers, but we would have eaten the rest, so maybe I shouldn’t have, next time I’ll know.

I have always substituted our UK Digestive biscuits for graham cracker crumbs when I’ve seen them in US or Canadian recipes, but our Digestives have a different taste. The crackers were easy to make, the dough was a bit sticky, but not badly so.


The Nanaimo bars themselves were lovely. I’ve made them before from a Marcy Goldman recipe, so I knew we’d be in for a treat! Lauren had suggested doing them a s a gluten free treat, I used wheat flour, but only because I was determined to do this months challenge and it was really snowy and icy, so I just did them with the flour I had in the cupboard, I didn’t fancy a white knuckle ride on the icy roads that day!


Anyhow, they are a chocolate-y coconut biscuit base, a custard flavoured a butter cream middle and a chocolate top.
Thanks to Lauren for choosing a lovely bar, and click here for the recipe for the graham crackers and here for the for the Nanaimo bars. Finally click here for more Daring Bakers sites to visit.

5 comments:

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Welcome back to the Daring Bakers Kelly! Your bars look lovely.

Anna said...

KJ, they look delicious - I've heard of them before, but never made them...

MeetaK said...

KJ good to see you DBing - lovely looking bars. i liked the graham crackers the best in this!

Tia said...

AWESOME!!! looks great with the ridges and swirls.

Lauren said...

Your bars and wafers are stunning! Wonderful job on my challenge =D.