Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A borrowed recipe

One of the things I love about being on Violet's Pantry is the recipes that get shared between members, both in the recipe exchange and by looking at other members blogs. This recipe came from Gail, which I saw again on Maria's blog 'The Goddess's Kitchen'. It took just two times to convince me I needed to make it.
What appealed mostly was seeing how ridiculously quick it would be to make. It is basically Anzac biscuits but made into a slice and topped with chocolate. So none of the rolling and pressing of biscuits, just whack it in a tin and bake. Excellent!
It came out beautifully, chewy and soooooo easy to eat more than a slice. I can truly see this being a faithful lunchbox filler recipe, especially given how simple it is to make. Thanks Gail and Maria for inspiring me to make it!

Afternoon Tea Slice (from Gail on Violet's Pantry)

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tblsp golden syrup
125g butter
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
1 tblsp hot water
300g dark chocolate, melted ( I used dark and white chocolate)

Preheat oven to 160c. Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Place golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over low heat and cook until melted. Mix the bicarb with the water, add to golden syrup mixture and stir to combine. Add to oat mixture and mix well. Press the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm cake tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 20 mins or until golden. Allow to cool in tin. Pour over the melted chocolate and refrigerate until set. Cut into squares. I drizzled mine with melted white chocolate and melted dark chocolate as I didnt have enough of either to use!


Maria♥ said...

Linda aren't they just so more-ish? My hubby and son really enjoyed and loved these bars. This recipe is definitely a keeper ;o)

Your Afternoon Tea Slices turned out great, I love the way you've done the white and dark choc drizzled over the bars!


EmmCee said...

It's just the best recipe and I am glad you tried it and liked it.

I agree that it looks great with the two tone chocolate.

The sharing of recipes is a great joy - especially when others like it too :-)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I must try this one out!
It looks very glam with the different chocolates.

Anonymous said...

Oh I really really must make this. It look so so so very good Linda :)

Brilynn said...

I wanted to make these as soon as I saw them!

Rhyleysgranny said...

That looks heavenly Linda. Wonderful pics

vonsachsen said...

Sounds yummy and they look fantastic with the black and white choco blend!

Anonymous said...

The Picture of cake is really Yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

hungryandfrozen said...

I love the drizzly look on top - very chic! :) As if Anzac biscuits weren't nice enough on their own...

Anna's kitchen table said...

Oh, wow, they look amazing and your photos are great! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just managed to get my two teenage step sons into the kitchen (at different times of course). Tom I woke at 11 am suggesting he might like to make his mum a cake for mothers day. By 12 we were baking your choc feijoa cake (with your feijoas, a quick easy recipe. James lying into front of the fire with some electronic device did'nt need much prompting after I convinced him your afternoon tea slice on took 2 minutes (3 1/2 maybe, but I wasn't going to tell him that). this is turning into a short story rather that a comment.A nice time had in the kitchen by all on this cold autumn day. Yes, I cleaned up!

Thanks again for your recipes