Welcome to our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! We hope you’ve had a lovely week filled with lots of baking fun. This week Lucy and I have been super busy working on a Christmas Recipes ebook that we are very, very excited about! We can’t wait to share more information with you over the next couple of months, but until then we would love to hear from you with any recipes you would like to see included in our ebook. Please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post or send us an email with your ideas. Anyway, back to the FFF party… grab a sneaky Friday cocktail (or a mocktail if you must) and be prepared for foodie inspiration overload! You can’t go wrong with these super simple Cranberry Cashew Clusters. With just three ingredients you will be able to enjoy these in no time – thanks With Vintage and Me. I love a freezer friendly recipe and can’t wait to try these Frittata Cupcakes from Lime and Mortar. My Nan was the BEST pastie maker and as soon as I saw this recipe for Ham, Potato and Green Pea Pasties from Cooking for Busy Mums, I immediately thought of my Nan.
Last week it was all about Snickers Cakes! I’ve shown this Easy Snickers Brownie Cake from Zamamabakes to my husband to give him some ideas for my birthday next year – it’s never too early to start birthday cake planning! I really enjoy a good warm salad, and love the combination of flavours in this Potato, Haloumi and Greens Salad from The VegeTARAian. Don’t forget to pop over to Bake Play Smile and check out Lucy’s favourite picks too.
This week Lucy is sharing her favourite Apricot and White Chocolate Oat Slice recipe with us – over to her…
I made a version of this slice a few weeks ago using sultanas and chocolate chips (you can find that recipe here) and it was so popular both on the blog and at home that I had to play around with the flavours and make something that I think is even better. Even my hubby said this was his favourite version! So essentially, the slice is made using a great recipe base. It’s so wonderfully versatile that you really can switch and change the ingredients around. Because it’s made with oats it’s actually quite filling as well. I really think that apricot, white chocolate and coconut is my new favourite flavour combination – yep move over mint and chocolate – I have a new bestie in town! The flavour of this slice also reminds me of an apricot and coconut bar I used to love when I was little. Mmmm…. sorry I’m getting off track! Now the most important part of making this slice is to let it cool completely before cutting it. The longer you leave it, the easier it will be to have lovely neat slices. I made mine at night and cut it the next morning so it was super easy. I did try cutting one of my other versions while it was still warm and it crumbled a bit – mind you, it still tasted great! Also if you have a very sharp, small serrated knife, then that’s your best bet for cutting this slice (and pretty much any other slice for that matter). For such a quick and easy slice, this one really packs a punch in the flavour department – so much so, that’s it still on high rotation at our house!
- Melted butter, to grease
- 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
- 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
- 90g (1 cup) rolled oats
- 70g (2/3 cup) desiccated coconut
- 140g (2/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
- 130g (2/3 cup) finely chopped dried apricots
- 95g (1/2 cup) white choc bits
- 125g butter, melted, cooled
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Brush a 17 x 27cm (base measurement) slab pan with melted butter to lightly grease.
- Line the base and 2 opposite long sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.
- Sift the combined flours into a bowl.
- Add the oats, coconut, sugar, chopped apricots and white choc bits, and stir to combine.
- Make a well in the centre and add the melted butter and egg.
- Use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.
- Spoon mixture into prepared pan and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.
- Cut into squares to serve.
Now please, please, please, let us know what recipes you want to see in our Christmas Recipes ebook! We’re so excited about this!!!
Lauren from Create Bake Make & Lucy from Bake Play Smile have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.Each week we’ll select 5 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured.
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