PEANUT BUTTER AND JAM BARS
- 1/2 llb butter
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 18 oz smooth peanut butter
- 3 cups of plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 18 oz raspberry jam
- Slightly chopped salted peanuts
- Cream the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs whilst the whisk is still running.
- Add the vanilla essence.
- Add the smooth peanut butter and continue to whisk.
- Now sieve together the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the wet ingredients. Continue to whisk until you get a dough like mixture.
- Grease and flour a large tin approx 30cm long (width may vary). If you have grease proof paper then just grease the tin and place the paper on top.
- Put and pat in 2/3 of the mixture into the tin.
- Then spread the raspberry jam over the mixture with a knife.
- Crumble the rest of the mixture all over the jam.
- Sprinkle over the chopped salted peanuts over the mixture and slightly pat them down.
Now put the tray in a pre-heated oven for 45mins at gas mark 4-5, until golden brown.
Once cooked leave to cool for about 10-15mins then cut in squares.
* This can be enjoyed with a glass of milk or a cup of tea and can even be eaten warm with a scoop of ice-cream.
* You can use other flavour jams but raspberry is by far the best.
Happy Cooking & Happy Eating Everyone!
|MWA Member, Asma Zaman.|
ABOUT ASMA ZAMAN
Ms. Zaman, an MWA member since March 2007, is a London based law graduate currently pursuing theoretical and practical qualifications as a psychological counsellor/psychotherapist also striving to bring awareness to the issues of mental health and disabilities in developing countries. She was invited to work as a project director and human rights campaign coordinator for the NGO 'Muslim Parliament of Great Britain' where she produced a national report on 'Child Abuse in Religious Environments'.
Through rigourous campaigning Ms. Zaman played a pivotol role in the release of an innocent British citizen on death row in Pakistan in addition to supporting other high-impact projects.
Her aspirations of becoming a writer began at a very young age, but it was only after being diagnosed with a long-term illness did they start to become reality. Asma now strives to raise awareness in support of not only others suffering from Myalgic-Encephalomilitis (M.E.) and Fibromyalgia, but for their caregivers as well.
Ms. Zaman is currently busy finalising her first collection of Urdu poetry and working on a set of novellas for adults, in addition to continuing her story-writing for young children.