Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bars
This recipe offers an easy alternative to Red Velvet Cake in these Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bars. Raw flour is used in this recipe, and you might want to read a bit about some of the concerns regarding eating raw flour. Today, you can buy microwaved flour to use when you are not cooking the dough that you are preparing, but concerns over e-coli and salmonella might continue to concern you.
This recipe also uses plenty of butter and sugar to prepare a sweet base that is then frozen before drizzling a rich chocolate topping over the dough. The recipe here for dough bars is a play on the traditional Red Velvet Cake, an old cake recipe that grew in popularity throughout the 20th century. The cake features oil and buttermilk to create a crumb that is well known for its tender and rich texture and taste. Red Velvet Cake is a recipe that produces a deeply rich, red cake, often colored using artificial colorants, but sometimes using natural food coloring sources, as well. The icing for the traditional cake was originally a sweet roux icing from the French. Butter and sugar are very well beaten, and then a roux made from milk (or cream) and flour is slowly added in. The result, some pundits claim, tastes like rich whipped cream. Try it for yourself and see what you think. Over time, though, that icing was replaced with the ever popular cream cheese frosting.
These Red Velvet Cookie Dough Bars do include raw flour, and you might want to read about some of the debates over whether or not raw flour should be consumed. The dough is frozen before rich chocolate is melted and drizzled over the top. There is no baking, so it is a great recipe for young people who want to try their hand in the kitchen. Enjoy this snack soon.
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