I Fell in Love with Baking...

..and those who are struck with the same emotion would surely understand.

If professional bakers have their unlucky days, how much more for a self-taught, learning baker like me? Well, I guess we all get our turn. But to really perfect our cakes and pastries besides constant practice is to also understand the science behind it, as baking is not just an art, in fact it's more of an applied science.

I still consider myself a learning baker, and hopefully, will master this science+art through the years. I created this blog because I wanted to share with you my happy and disastrous baking experiences here at home. One tip that I want you guys to keep in mind, always bake with love. I hope you will enjoy my entries and please do share your ideas here so we can learn from each other. Have fun, bakers!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mom's Bday (Revel Bars)

I also wanted to make revel bars for the party coz I love it really much! Hehe.

Ingredients: 3 c. Quick cooking oats, 2 c. packed brown sugar, 2 1/2 c. all purpose flour, 1 bar butter, 1 tsp. salt, 2 pcs. eggs, 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsps. vanilla extract.

Cream butter, add sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.

Meanwhile, sift flour together with baking powder and salt. Mix together with oats.

Pour in flour mixture into butter mixture, mixing well using a wooden spoon.

It would then become like this.

Make the chocolate: 1 1/2 cocoa powder, 2 tbsps. butter, 1 cup condensed milk, 1/2 tsp. salt.
Heat all ingredients over low heat in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

Press 2/3 of the oat mixture into the bottom of a slightly greased 9x13" pan or wider. Spread chocolate over the top and dot with the remaining mixture. It should look something like this. Bake for 30-35 mins at 350 F.

How it looks like when cooked. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Already cut in bars, placed in paper cups.

Ooh la la...

I got a chewy soft and fudgy chocolate bars.


abnkkbsnplakono said...

hi... love your blog... hehe tried to bake the revel Bars but did not look as beautiful as yours... Anyways... how many cocoa do I need? it was not indicated on the recipe... thanks

BeRRy HaLLey said...

Hello! sorry for the late reply.. it's 1 1/2 cup, it was shown on making the chocolate part. You can also use chocolate chips if you want. ^_^

Anonymous said...

hi there! i tried this and i think i did not make it right but it still tasted amazing. my chocolate part of the bar is still quite watery. when you put it in the saucepan when will you stop? how can you describe the consistency of the chocolate part?

BeRRy HaLLey said...

You can try to cook the chocolate mixture a little bit more if you want. Just be careful not to burn it. The mixture will not become watery because we're using condensed milk. Consistency is not too thick but not watery either (still pourable and spreadable). Also try to bake your revel bars longer as you may have underbaked it. A simple tip to achieve chewy revel bars is to refrigerate the 'oatmeal mixture' for at least 30mins before baking it. :)

Anonymous said...

Baking soda or baking powder? Can i use either of the two? In the ingredients u saud baking soda but in the procedure you wrote baking powder. Just confused! Thanks

Rachel Page said...

Your bars looking really delicious