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Orange marmalade filling sandwiched between 2 layers of buttery shortbread crust.
Make these orange marmalade crumble bars for a quick tea time treat!
These orange marmalade crumble bars feature buttery crust, layered with orange marmalade filling, and topped with crumble topping. Definitely a quick tea break treat, especially if you want to whip up something quickly for visiting guests this Chinese New Year!
Is It Easy to Make These Orange Marmalade Crumble Bars?
Yes! The steps in this recipe are very simple – you will just need to ensure you do the rubbing in of butter correctly. Alternatively, you can also blend the ingredients together in a food processor. It will be super easy that way!
After you’ve made the dough, simply divide them into 2 portions:
- Pour and press 1 portion into 8″x8″ baking pan,
- Layer with orange marmalade filling,
- Crumble and sprinkle the other portion of dough on top of filling.
- Bake in preheated oven at 175C for 30 – 35 mins.
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- Baileys Red Velvet Brownie
- Vanilla Madeleines
- Easy Choc Chip Scones (Eggless)
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes
- Soft Cranberry Biscuits
How Do The Crumble Bars Taste Like?
My kids and I enjoy how buttery these crumble bars are! The crust taste like shortbread cookies in bar form, and I like that they are not too sweet. I’ve used Paysan Breton butter for these bars, and I quite like it. If you’d like more buttery and “creamy” bars, you can consider using Elle & Vire butter.
The slightly bitter orange marmalade adds a different dimension to the bars as well. If you enjoy a sweeter treat, you can replace the orange marmalade with berries jam.
What Ingredients Do I Need?
- Plain Flour
- Sugar: We will be using both caster sugar and brown sugar in this recipe
- Baking Powder
- Unsalted Butter: Unlike most cake and cookie recipes, for these crumble bars, we will need cold cubed butter.
- Egg Yolk: Use 1 large egg yolk here, about 12-15g.
- Vanilla Extract
- Orange Marmalade
Orange Marmalade Crumble Bar Tip
- Food Processor: While it is possible to use the rubbing in method to make the dough, it will be time and effort saving if you have a food processor to help you make the dough. Simply combine the dry ingredients in the food processor first, then scatter in the butter cubes and blend. Lastly, blend in the egg yolk and vanilla extract.
- Cold Butter: Remember to use cold butter cubes when we make the dough! If you are using the rubbing in method, use just your finger tips to blend the butter with the dry ingredients.
- Slicing: The baked pastry will be very soft when it is out from the oven. Let the pastry cool down completely in the pan before slicing. Use a large, sharp knife to get clean cuts.
How Can I Store These Crumble Bars?
They will keep well in airtight container for about 2 days in normal room temperature. As our weather in Singapore is quite hot, I would place them in the fridge if I would want to keep them for more days. Store in airtight container in the fridge, and the bars should last for about 5 days.
Disclosure: St Dalfour Thick Cut Orange Spread were sent to me complimentary, to experiment with bakes. Opinions provided above are of my own after using the product.