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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fruity Oatmeal Slice

Fruit and Oat Slice

This recipe is not from Stephanie, but one I made up to use up some things in the cupboard. The slice is great for afternoon tea and the fruit and nuts can be changed to suit your taste or whatever you have hanging around. The honey adds a lovely floral note to the slice and a bit of depth to the flavour. 75g of self raising flour can be substituted for the plain flour and baking powder if you wish.

Fruity Oatmeal Slice (Printable Recipe)

125g butter, chopped
1/3 cup (70g) firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp honey (I used orange blossom)
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups (135g) rolled oats
1 cup (130g) sultanas
1 cup (140g) raw almonds

Preheat oven to 170C (150C fan forced)

Line a slice tin (approx 20 x 30cm) with baking paper, extending the paper a few centimetres over the two long ends of the tin. Combine butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan, and stir over low heat until the butter has melted and it is all combined.

Sift flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir to make sure the baking powder is spread evenly through the flour. Add the oats, sultanas and almonds and mix to combine. Pour in the butter mixture and stir gently until it is all combined. Spread mixture evenly into tin and press down with the back of a spoon to make it nice and firm.

Bake slice for about 20 minutes until nice and golden on top. Cool in tin and then cut into slices. Makes 12 - 24 pieces depending on how big you like to cut them.

Hubby's words of wisdom: "You have to make this again. It gets better with age too!" I suppose that's a thumbs up then? I think it lasted 4 days in our house, and I think it would probably last a few more days than that, simply stored in an airtight container.

Fruit and Oat Slice

1 comment:

Greg said...

More please.