I really do bake every week. First of all, I find it quite relaxing, the measuring of ingredients, mixing and creating something that smells and tastes delicious. (If all goes as planned.) I have learned discipline and can actually just eat one of something. This is a newly learned trait though. My husband likes to have cakes or cookies in the house and enjoys dessert most evenings. Extras, I give away.
So at the beginning of the week I always make sure to bake something. Sometimes, by the end of the week, the cookie jar or cake plate has barely a crumb left so I find myself looking at the ingredients I have on hand and finding or making up something to bake.
That is a long introduction to this recipe, which I found in my Fantastic Fifties cookbook.
It was a first time for making this recipe and I must admit, I was a bit leary at the thick consistency which looked like this.
Of course it wasn’t until after I popped the pan in the oven that I realized I had used a thick type of honey. I will try these again using normal honey and see if there is a difference.
All in all they came out very delicious!
The recipe called for nuts, but I didn’t have any. Also, since it was just a small recipe, it was the perfect amount. Oh, and if you are wondering, if I actually sift my flour? If a recipe calls for it I do. (I will be talking about this topic in a future post even.)
To make Chocolate-Chip Honey Squares, here is what you will need.
- 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate pieces
- 3/4 cup chopped nuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
The Directions: Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Combine honey and egg; mix well. Add butter, chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Add sifted ingredients and beat thoroughly. Turn into greased 8″x 8″ pan. Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 30-45 minutes. Cut into squares.
Serving size: about 24
Recipe from: The Fantastic Fifties Cookbook (1,000 classic recipes by Mary Margaret McBride)
To print this recipe, click the link: Chocolate-Chip Honey Squares