Fruit and Oat Squares recipe
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup plain flour
- ½ cup sultanas
- ½ cup apricots, chopped
- 125g unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat oven to 180°C and butter a lamington tray (24cm x 29cm). Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan combine butter, water and golden syrup, warm over a low heat until butter has melted.
Add bicarb soda, there will be a wonderful fizzing – the magic of cooking! – and pour into dry ingredients.
Mix until well combined. Press into prepared tray and cook for 10-15 minutes until golden.
- In the picture I have substituted the apricots with ½ cup chopped chocolate (um-ah, I know).
- The hot butter mixture melts the chocolate to give that wonderful colour.
Wet your finger tips with water to stop the mixture sticking to your hands when you press it into the tray.