Coffee Bars Recipe
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- ⅓ cup evaporated milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
step 1: Combine flour, baking powder, cardamom, and salt; set these dry ingredients aside.
step 2: Combine milk and instant coffee in saucepan, and heat at a medium low setting. Stir until coffee dissolves, and remove from the heat.
step 3: In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the white sugar and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat in the egg, and then beat in the coffee mixture. Gradually blend in the mixture of dry ingredients, and fold in the almonds.
step 4: Spread dough evenly in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
step 5: To Make Frosting: Put 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the evaporated milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in remaining 2 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue beating until of desired consistency. If consistency is too thick, add a little more milk; if it is too thin, add more powdered sugar.
step 6: Frost the bars with the icing.