I wanted to make something quick and easy for my grandsons' visit this afternoon. This slice must come under the 'easy to make and good for you' banner, as it has oats, muesli, honey, apricots, nuts ... and surprisingly, all three boys will eat it!. I guess it's a posh flapjack!
It's one of my friend Ann's family recipes, and we love it.
80g dried apricots
40g dessicated coconut
30g almonds chopped into pieces
70g plain flour
70g demerara sugar
2 tbspn honey
2 medium eggs
Grease a deep 20cm square cake tin.
Preheat oven 180C/gas4
Cut the apricots into smallish pieces.
In a bowl beat 140g of the softened butter with the sugar and honey. Add the eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour, oats, muesli, almonds, apricot pieces and the coconut.
Mix it all together and spoon into the tin; smooth the surface and cook for 30 mins. Leave it to go cold in the tin then cut into squares. It's very filling, so I cut it into small squares.
You can keep the slices for about 4 days in a airtight container.
Lovely flavours from the mix of ingredients and a chunky texture. I used some local honey and you could taste it's flowery flavour. You could vary the dried fruit and honey for a different flavour.