Breads: Walnut Bars with Buckwheat Honey


2/3 cup confectioners sugar

1 and 1/2 cup unbleached white flour

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup (one stick) butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup buckwheat honey

1/4 cup cream or milk

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

3 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped


Pastry: Mix confectioners sugar, flours, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in with fork or pastry blender until fine crumbs form. Pat into a well-oiled 9-x13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then remove form oven.

Topping: Combine all ingredients and spread over warm crust. Bake for an additional 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool completely before cutting into 1 and 1/2 inch bars.