Berry Crumble Bars


These are rather lovely and are a perfect gluten free recipe as they dont need to rise but still have a lovely texture to them and not at all dry which can often be the case. I make my own GF flour mix using rice flours, corn flour, and almond flour in a 2:1:1 ratio then adding 1 tbsp xantham gum and 2 tsp salt. You can of course just use your own preferred brand.

Berry Crumble Bars

85g Polenta
275g Gluten free flour
1tsp Xanthan gum
1tsp Baking Powder
150gr Frozen mixed berries
1 egg
150g Butter
100ml Maple syrup *
Grated zest of 1 lemon

Melt butter and maple syrup gently together
Beat the egg until light and frothy
Stir together all the dry ingredients
Add the frozen fruit, lemon zest and mix well
Make a well in the middle and add the liquids and mix well, the mixture will be a bit crumbly and not totally wet which is just fine
Press into a 10 by 6” baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 170C
Let cool slightly then cut into squares – I use a pizza cutter for this.

* You could use normal sugar for this in which case stir 100g of coconut or light brown sugar into the dry ingredients and just melt the butter on its own. You should reduce the flour by 50g if you do this.


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