Ukrainian Sweet Jam Sandbars

I accidentally stumbled upon a recipe that I as going to make. Well while making it, the ingredients were so off that I just got a pile of goo. Trying to save it I added this and that baked it and it was so good that since that day I was asked for this recipe more then once.

 I was getting ready for a girls get together when I made these after I set them out my sister said that my mom used to make them and its called Vi-shi-van-ka except no almonds on top. I guess I have a bit of my mom in me. Or maybe just because im ukrainian.

ingredients

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 sticks butter

1 large egg

1 cup sugar

1tbs Vanilla Extract

8 oz three berry jam

6 oz sliced almonds (optional)

 

To Prepare

Pre heat oven to 370.  Melt butter. Mix butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract and egg with a wire whisk until well combined. Add flour a cup at a time until well incorporated. Set aside 1/4 of the dough and leave it in freezer until needed.

In a 8×11 baking dish spread dough using your fingers evenly. Spread jam on top of dough. Take the dough that is in the freezer and breaking into small chunks sprinkle all over the top. Top with Almond.

Bake for 40 -45 minutes or just so the top is golden and underneath is consistency of sand. cool and cut into squares.

They taste so good the next day they will be chewy.

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