Monday 5 August 2013

Muesli Slices

From Impressions of Food, SPC, 1985.
I don’t often get into thinking about healthy foods; I think that being a vegetarian is well on the way to keeping to healthy eating, especially if you use only fresh, not processed, ingredients. But I saw this recipe for muesli slices and thought I’d make them. I don’t purchase similar items from the shops.

It was an all-in-together recipe. You place all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix them, then pack them down firmly into a prepared (baking paper lined) 20cm square baking tin. The ingredients used were 1¼ cups rolled oats, ¼ cup milk powder, ½ cup apricot conserve, 1 cup chopped mixed dried fruit, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, ½ cup chopped hazelnuts, ¼ cup desiccated coconut and 100g melted butter. 
When the mixture was pressed into the baking tin 1 tablespoon pumpkin seed kernels were sprinkled on top and also pressed into the mixture. It was baked in a 180ºC oven for half an hour. When they were cooked they were let to cool completely before being cut into bars.
Crunchy, honey sweet and moreish—but, then, they’re healthy, aren’t they?
Taste: ✔✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔✔     

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