When I was in my young teens, my mom discovered two recipes that became one of the family favorites for parties or just when she felt like making a treat. They were Lemon Bars and Delta Bars. They became the desert that if she didn’t make one of them for a family cookout, everyone was upset, and let me tell you, I come from a very large family.
So today, I was looking through my copy of Southern-fried Yankee Cookbook and was trying to think of something to bake. I passed the cake section, the candy section, the cookie section, and then started my quest in the deserts section. Then, I came across the Delta Bar recipe, and all the nostalgia of my youth came flooding back. I started remembering the warm, moist bar, the sweet, yet tangy meringue, and I knew I just had to make them!
I pulled out all the ingredients, and 40 minutes later, I was tasting a memory of my youth. They were awesome. and I just happened to snap a few pics for you to see how tasty they look!
So, needless to say, today was one of those days that the house tastes like memories, and your tummy is smiling!
The recipe for Delta Bars can be found on page 66 on the e-book version of Southern-fried Yankee Cookbook. And for those of you lucky enough to have the paperback version, they can be found on page 127. Enjoy.