January 30, 2001

Post #1268 – 20010130

I thought you might enjoy knowing that when 5 ten year old girls read your collection in “5 Novels” they are inspired to create. For our mother daughter bookclub we not only had a great game of Pinkwater Jeporday…imagine “Food for 500 please. What is Horthian Florff” But the girls created our dessert with no recipie…. only their desire to win the cook off……. No figs, lobster, or eggplant but here’s what they came up with…along with a kitchen full of flour…..

Pinkwater Bars
Created by Alex, Alina, Carolyn, Elizabeth and Olivia

  • A kid’s handful of BROWN SUGAR
  • 2 3/4 cups SUGAR
  • 4 cups (and some scraped off the floor) FLOUR
  • 1 tsp. BAKING POWDER
  • 3/4 stick of SOFTENED BUTTER
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 tsp. VANILLA
  • 1/4 bottle of CANOLA OIL
  • l handful CHOCOLATE KISSES (optional)
  • 10-12 PECANS (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9″ x 12″ pan with PAM.

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Blend the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add the last four ingredients. The dough should be a very gooey consistency–almost like toothpaste. begin making them as cookies….but when the oven starts smoking scream and pull them out…..then scrape them into a pan with sides and place in oven for 20 minutes. If you want a “marble-looking” effect, take pan from the oven after 5 min. and swirl dough with spatula. Place pan back in oven for the remaining 15 min. Let cool before slicing. Then enjoy your Pinkwater bar with a friend.

Daniel replies:

Just think! Some people feel my books aren't educational. Bon apetit!