Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Recipe: Oaty Fruit Bake

Look at me on a roll! Today's recipe is for Oaty Fruit bakes, these are great for lunch boxes, or a snack during the day! They are simple and quick to make too.

Oaty Fruit Bake


1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Cup Self Raising Flour
1 Cup Dried mixed fruit
40g Margarine
2TBS Golden Syrup
1TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
Milk to bind


* Pre-heat your oven to 200c (I am using a fan oven, so please adjust accordingly)
* Grease and line a baking tray with some grease proof paper
* In a bowl combine the margarine and dark brown sugar until it resembles bread crumbs
* Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and dried fruit

* Mix together until you have something that resembles muesli

* Add the treacle to the dry ingredients and stir through until it starts to form small lumps

* Gradually pour in some milk, you only need enough to combine the mixture, when you have something that looks like a wet version of cookie dough you are there! If it looks more like runny cake mix, add a little more flour till it brings you back to wet cookie dough

* Empty the cookie mix onto the baking sheet and spread out evenly

* Put into the oven and bake for 10 mins
* After ten minutes, check the bake, they should be a dark golden colour,be soft when touched and look very cakey. If they aren't at this stage leave them in the oven another five minutes and check again

* When cooked remove from the oven and leave to 'set' in the baking tray for ten minutes
* Remove from the baking tray and slice into individual cookies. You may find they stick to the grease proof paper, if they do, use a spatula to remove them from the paper and transfer them to a cooling rack

* And you're finished! Enjoy!