Monday, March 22, 2010

baking: one pot slices for the busy mum


When I do get around to doing some baking (my baby has just dropped her morning sleep booo!) I usually choose a slice as they are generally quite quick and easy to make and any recipe that uses only one pot is a good one with me!

Crunchy Flapjacks by Adele Collins
I found this recipe in an issue of Homestyle magazine- very quick to make and the oats are great for filling hungry tummies. This is also a good one as the ingredients can generally be found in the pantry.

200g butter
2 tbls golden syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
2 cups crushed Weetbix (about 6 Weetbix)
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 190∘. Spray a 20 x 30cm slice tin with non stick baking spray and line with non stick baking paper.
In a large pot, melt butter and golden syrup. Remove from heat and beat in the remaining ingredients. Press into tin and bake for 15-18 mins. Remove from oven and cool in the tin. Cut into pieces when cold.


Joan's Peanut Slice 

I found this recipe in either the Herald Canvas magazine or the Sunday Star Times Sunday magazine.  This recipe is really great for busy mums because you can freeze it after baking and it doesn't even need defrosting-just grab out how ever many pieces you think you'll need.

150g butter
½ cup sugar
1desert spoon golden syrup
1 cup flour
1 cup whole or chopped raw peanuts
½tsp baking powder
1 cup rice bubbles

Icing
60g butter
1 tbls golden syrup
120 g (a little over half a cup) icing sugar

Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large pot.  Add the flour, peanuts, baking powder and rice bubbles and mix. Place in a well greased 3- x 25 x 5cm slice tin and press down.  Bake at 180 ∘for 15-20 mins, keeping an eye on it so it doesn't over colour on top.
Make the icing- heat the icing butter in another pot, add the syrup and then the icing sugar and blend well.
Ice and cut into squares while the slice is hot. You can then place it in the freezer when it has cooled a bit- some cooks even store it uncovered in the freezer in the tin it was baked in! You can vary the nuts if you like- pistachios or walnuts are good options.

And for a yummy chocolate fudge slice read Clare's post and comments here at Greenvalley Crafts

Happy baking!
Megan

9 comments:

Jen said...

mmm they sound good :)

PaisleyJade said...

Yay - love recipes like these (have saved your link so I can try them soon!).

Meeks said...

Yum thanks for sharing! (I too am a lover of recipes that you can make with items from your pantry!)

Aunty Mum said...

Thanks for that . . . I too love slices as they're quick and easy but the same old ones each week can get dull. I'll try these. . . love the sound of the flapjacks

Gaijin Wife said...

Just catching up! Loving everything you've been making - esp the b-day invites and the plastic zib bags - and bag you made for friends little girl. Marina is spelt - M.A.R.I.N.A - see you in a few weeks :)

Ooooh, not sure if have found the right washi tape - it is like masking tape aye? are you fussed on colors or anything pink and red is fine? Off to fabric shop tomorrow. Will try and find geishas and cherry blossoms and the like.

Gaijin Wife said...

Oooh, just read on your wishlist - do you still want a heart shaped craft punch? Japan does loads of craft punches?? Txt me tomorrow - off shopping in vacinity of heart shaped craft punch shop.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Yay for flapjacks! My Aunty was the best flapjack maker ever. I was lucky enough to get her handwritten recipe book when she passed away. Thanks for sharing the slice recipes.

Allana said...

Thanks for these slice recipes, The Munchkin and I will be baking the flapkacks this week for sure! :)

Allana said...

Made the flapjacks and they are YUMMY! The Munchkin loves them, and she has asked to make more :)

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