Monday, May 28, 2007

It's All Go, Go, Go

Posted by MANDI at 9:14 PM
It's the start of another crazy week here in the House of Red Dirt. I have something on every day this week, friends visiting from Port Red Dirt over the weekend, soccer training and the game, the last couple of weeks of lecturing and Hubby's off away again. I think I'm just going to grit my teeth and get on with it. I have a feeling that if I try to do anything else I'll end up in a screaming heap on the floor! It doesn't help that I have had my current headache for two-and-a-half weeks and nothing is touching it - I've tried extra sleep, drinking more water, cups of tea, pain killers, heat pack on my neck (not so great when it's still quite warm up here LOL) and wearing my glasses again. I did manage to get my hair cut today so hopefully getting that out of my face/eyes will help a little.

Anyway, enough whining and whinging...

Here's a slice I baked a couple of days ago. Super easy, super yummy and it was demolished with extraordinary ease!. I'll be making this one again. A quick hint: do let the melted butter cool a little otherwise your choc-chips will end up like mine. Melted and all through the slice instead of dotted around it in choc-chippy goodness.

Choc-chip and oat slice
from Good Taste (maybe March or April, 2007)

Melted butter, to grease (I used canola spray)
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup dessicated coconut
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup sultanas
125g butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 egg, lightly whisked

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Brush a 17 x 27cm slab pan with butter. Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper.

Sift the combined flours into a bowl. Add the oats, coconut, sugar, sultanas and choc bits, and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter and egg. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes (I found they took a bit longer, more like 30-35 minutes) or until brown and firm. Set aside to cool completely. Cut into squares to serve.

(Makes about 20 squares)



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