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Mum’s simple oat squares

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This slice is a blast from the past, one of the economical treats Mum used to bake for us as a  snack  after school. The flavour is reminiscent of ANZAC  biscuits. It is plain and simple, quick to make in a single mixing bowl and is still as good today as it was in the sixties.

3/4 cup raw sugar
1 cups wholemeal spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups wholegrain rolled oats
150 g butter
1 generous tablespoonful  golden syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 160C

Grease a slab tin and line with baking paper.

Melt the butter and golden syrup together over a low heat.

While the butter cools a little, measure the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix them well. Make a well in the centre.

Beat the egg into the butter mixture using a fork then pour into the well in the dry ingredients.

Using a wooden spoon, stir well until thoroughly combined.

Press the mixture firmly into the tin with the bake until golden, 35-40 minutes.

Allow to cool in the tin.

Cut into squares.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

3 comments on “Mum’s simple oat squares

  1. bakeritalia
    May 16, 2014

    Brilliant! We use to have a similar one to this when i was a kid…must make it when we get back to a country that sells rolled oats!


    • ladyredspecs
      May 16, 2014

      Seriously, no rolled oats in Italy? I thought they were one of those staples available everywhere…..


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This entry was posted on May 15, 2014 by in Baking, Desserts, Food, Slices and Tray Bakes, Sweet mouthfuls and tagged , , , , .
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