Toasted Hazelnut Bars
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Cream cheese||6 Ounce, softened (2 Packages, 3 Ounce Each)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted|
|All purpose flour||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Chopped hazelnuts||2 Cup (32 tbs), toasted (Or Filberts)|
|Sifted powdered sugar||1 Ounce|
1. In a large mixing bowl beat together the flour, cream cheese, the 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on low to medium speed till well combined. With lightly floured hands, pat the mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 15 x 10 x 1-inch ungreased baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, granulated sugar, buttermilk, the 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine, the 1/3 cup flour, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer on low speed till combined. Stir in hazelnuts. Pour mixture into pre-baked crust. Bake about 35 minutes more or till golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
3. To serve, cut into bars and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cover and store in the refrigerator.