Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sweet and Chewy

I made this slice the other day and we all enjoyed it. This is very sweet and also a bit rich so cut it into smaller than normal pieces and they should be just right.

A tip: If you're storing this in the fridge, like we are in this 37C heat, pull it out of the fridge about 5 minutes before you want to eat it so it's chewy rather than rock hard!

Choc, Apricot and Almond Slice
Woman's Day, April 30, 2007

125g butter, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 cups rolled oats
100g milk chocolate, finely chopped, plus extra 40g, melted
1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup slivered almonds

1. Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160C. Lightly grease and line an 18 x 28cm slice pan.
2. Combine butter, sugar and golden syrup in a medium pan. Stir over low heat for 4-5 minutes, until sugar dissolves.
3. Transfer butter mixture to a large bowl. Add oats, chocolate, flour, apricots and almonds. Mix well.
4. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden.
5. Once slice is cold, drizzle with remaining melted chocolate. Allow to set. Cut into serving size pieces and store in an airtight container.


Karen Beth said...

Mmmmmmm... this looks divine! I love chewy bar things like this. :)

Ellie said...

They look like lovely little morsels, how sweet would you say they were though?

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Thanks, Karen Beth.

They were good Ellie. I have a VERY sweet tooth and I found them quite rich - more golden-syrup-richness than straight-sugar-sweetness, if that makes sense?