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Old 10-04-2016, 10:03 PM   #1
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Pumpkin shortbread bars - no food processor

Hi, kids! Especially baking enthusiasts! I need your advice! I wish to make pumpkin bars with shortbread crust. The instructions state:

Place the chopped hazelnuts, flour, and salt in the bowl of your food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process the mixture until the hazelnuts are finely ground.

Read more: http://www.joyofbaking.com/barsandsq...#ixzz4MAipV6kp

I don't have a food processor. How do I get the above mixture done?

What's the difference between placing all 3 ingredients together in a food processor OR just grinding the nuts fine in a coffee grinder or blender, then adding them to the flour and salt? Does it matter? Is something special happening when all 3 are subjected to high speed metal blades at the same time?

Tks. I gotta get this done by this Sunday.




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Old 10-05-2016, 08:22 AM   #2
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I would grind the hazelnuts in small batches using a blender, a few quick pulses should do it.

If you don't have a blender then I would look at other options for the crust. Read a couple of recipes for lemon bars or graham cracker pie crust and you will find a good alternative.

Good luck!
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I would just chop them in the blender or coffee grinder and add them to the flour and salt.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
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Many thanx, Aunt Bea & Blissful.

Yes, I do have a blender, an ancient one made of glass.
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