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Based in Los Angeles, Savour Fare is the home of Kate, a working mom who is low on time but high on life. I hope this site helps you find ways to make your life richer, easier, more beautiful and more delicious. You can read more about me and the site here and feel free to email me with any questions or feedback!


December 2012
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Baklava Bars

Baklava Bar Cookie

I have this vision of the holidays. My family and I are sitting on the couch in our living room in the evening, fire in the fireplace, tree lights on, carols playing softly in the background. We are sipping hot beverages – cocoa for the kids, hot buttered rum for me – and enjoying the peace of the season.

Peace of the season? Ha! First of all, quiet is not a state you frequently enjoy when there is a five year old and a six month old in the house. And there is no time for sitting or sipping in December. The slog of daily life – homework, work, commuting, chores – tends to increase in December. And hen there are the seasonal activities – parties and performances and Santa visits and shopping and wrapping and church services and cards and endless cookie baking. Every activity seems to come with a side of cookies.

In the midst of this maelstrom I’m always on the lookout for cookie recipes that are interesting, and special enough for the season, but that don’t take a lot of extra work. As soon as I saw these baklava bars, I knew I had hit the jackpot. A buttery cookie base with a crumbly topping of crispy phyllo and walnuts – what could be better? And you can bake a pan at a time and cut them into rich little triangles in no time flat. These taste affirmatively like baklava, but are also definitively cookies – which is a lovely half state to be in.
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