3.31.2010

Oat Bran & Berries Squares

The good thing about this blog is that it motivates me to cook more, to try new recipes, and to empty my food pantry. For example here, I was happy to use a bigger amount of oat bran than I usually do (like a few pinches in yogurts or soups). The result is surprisingly good. At least for my taste. I'm not sure that Alberto would like these bites as much as I do. Too healthy for him, I guess.


Ingredients
1 pound frozen or fresh berries
1/3 c + 1 tbs cane sugar 
2 eggs
1 1/4 c milk *
4 tbs cream cheese (or other) *
1/3 c cane sugar
2 1/2 c oat bran
2 tbs corn starch *
1 ts baking powder
1 ts cinnamon
(turbinado sugar - optional) *
Method
1. Cook the fruits and the sugar in a pan on medium low heat. Place in a colander to take off the juice. Set aside.
2. Whisk the eggs with the sugar and the cheese. Add the milk, then the oat bran, the starch, the baking powder and the cinnamon. Put half of the batter in a square pan. Then put the fruit mixture. Finish with the remaining batter.
3. Bake for 30' in 360 F. Let cool before cutting in squares.
These squares keep well several days.
NB: I've used ricotta cheese, tapioca starch and I have added some turbinado sugar on the top before baking. 

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