Friday, January 14

for hawthorn

so, these are kind of made-up-as-i-went-along and cobbled-together 'recipes' but they seemed to work!

i used a small baking tray (20cm x 30cm x 3cm deep) which i lined with baking paper for both.

oaty bake thingies

100g butter
150g sugar (leave out if you prefer your slices chewy rather than crunchy - it caramelises the syrup)
8tbsp golden syrup
200g porridge oats
100g chopped, mixed nuts
100g raisins
100g chopped chocolate

> method
pre-heat the oven to 190oC.
melt the butter, sugar (if you're using it) and golden syrup gently in a pan.
stir in the oats, nuts and raisins.
allow to cool slightly and add the chopped chocolate.
spread the mixture onto the baking paper lined baking tray.
pop into the oven for about 10/15 mins.
allow to cool.
pop in the fridge for 5 mins and slice.
eat (lots!)

crispie cake slices

100g rice crispies
50g chocolate, chopped
50g sugar
6 tbsp syrup
25g butter
25g cocoa powder
250g chocolate for the topping

gently melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan.
remove from the heat and add the 50g of chopped chocolate, cocoa and rice crispies, stirring well.
scoop out onto the baking paper lined baking tray and level with the back of a wooden spoon.
allow to cool.
pop in the fridge for 5 mins.
slice and eat (lots!)

... if you want a layer of chocolate on top (why not make some with, and some without?)
place a pan of water on the stove to boil.
find a heat-proof bowl which fits on top of the pan, but make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the surface of the water.
break the 250g chocolate into smaller pieces, add to the bowl and place on top of the pan.
once the chocolate has melted, very carefully (hot bowl, hot melted chocolate and steam!) remove the bowl of melted chocolate and pour over the crispie mix.
allow to cool.
pop in the fridge for 5/10 mins, slice and, well, you know what happens next ...
yikes ... it wasn't until i was typing these up that i realise they seem more like recipes for heart disease! but, i did make them for m, for energy and sustenance during a 24 hour cycle race in the forest, in january, in scotland. given the amount of these i've consumed it looks like i've got a lot of cycling to do!


krex said...

Awesome, thanks for the recipes...and for making US uneducated Americans learn how to convert to metric...(they gave up on teaching us that in Grade school.)

Don't know if you've tried it but my favorite rice crispies bars use a mix of peanut-butter and Karo(white syrup)melted together and throw in the rice crispies...very yummy with the chocolate topping .

Hawthorn said...

Aah thank you!

Guess what I am about to go and do!! Heads for the kitchen :)

Thank you thank you !

BeadyPool said...

Hmm they look scrummy - may have to try those recipies out sometime.

narkeymarkey said...

ooops, sorry for the metric krex! i never really took to metric until i started felting and working in textiles - everything is grams and metres now so i don't have a choice.

oooh, my mouth is watering at the thought of a peanut butter krispie cake - thank you :)

narkeymarkey said...

hawthorn, you're more than welcome - hope you enjoy :)x

narkeymarkey said...

hi beadypool and thanks for dropping by. i can definitely recommend them - scrummier than they look :)