2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups apricot preserves (you can try any fruit preserve, I just prefer homemade apricot when available)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour mixture and blend well. Press half mixture in bottom of 13x9 inch bar pan. Spread jam and then sprinkle with remaining flour mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden.