Chocolate Raisin Bars
Semisweet chocolate pieces
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Sift all-purpose
flour, salt, potato flour and vanilla sugar into a
medium-size bowl. Cut in butter until mixture forms
coarse crumbs; mix in raisins. Mix together to form a
soft dough. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a
rectangle slightly smaller than an 11" x 7" baking
pan. Place rolled-out dough in pan; press to fit.
Smooth top; prick well. Bake about 25 minutes or
until very lightly browned. Cool a few minutes.
Using a sharp knife, mark through surface of mixture
with lines to use as a guide for cutting. Let cool in
pan. Cut mixture in 20 squares; remove from pan.
Place chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of gently
simmering water; stir until melted and smooth. Line a
baking sheet with foil. Dip bars in chocolate,
coating evenly; lift out with a fork and tap gently on
side of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place on
foil. Place baking sheet in a cool place until
chocolate sets. If desired, any remaining chocolate
can be piped over bars for decoration. Source: "The
Book of Cookies" by Pat Alburey, HP Books.