Thursday, October 10, 2013

Muesli Slice : IHCC

"Pantry Magic" is the theme for our second week of cooking with Donna Hay, at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). This week is all about our ingredients from our pantry.

Funny thing is I keep trying to clear stuffs from my pantry and at the same time, I keep adding stuffs in!! After almost a year of trying to clear my pantry, I now know for sure that I can never, clear my pantry! No sooner when I have almost finished that packet of dried fruits that I have been trying to clear for almost a year, I would get another pack before that one is used up! I bet I am not the only one !  wink! 

I was browsing through Donna Hay's website for recipes when it was confirmed that she would be our next featured chef. And there are many recipes from her website which I have selected, and would like to try, the only thing is to match the recipes with IHCC's weekly theme. So when the theme "Pantry Magic" was announced, I knew just what I would make for this theme! I have been eyeing this Muesli Slice, and wanted to use up the dried apricots which I bought for the purpose of jam-making, but never did! And that was almost a year ago! Yikes!!!


Ingredients from my pantry ; rolled oats, dried apricots, dried cranberries, sultanas.

These Muesli Slice is so easy  and really quick to make. The butter and golden syrup is heated over a low heat until the butter melts. Meanwhile combine the oats, dried fruits, self-raising flour, brown sugar in a large mixing bowl, and mix till evenly distributed. Add the melted butter and golden syrup mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to mix evenly.


Press the mixture into a 20x30cm baking pan, lined and greased with baking parchment, extending the paper on both opposite sides to remove the Muesli Slice easily after baking. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes or until golden, mine took about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely in pan before slicing.  


Once cool, cut to slices.


Smells wonderful and it tastes fantastic! I love all the combination of the dried fruits and the oats! Very good with a glass of cold milk. Yums!


Best eaten on the day this is made, as the next day, it has soften and somewhat crumbly, but still tastes amazing. We finished the slices in two days, well, mostly me!

Muesli Slice
(source from : donnahay.com)
125gm butter (I use salted)
1/4 cup (90gm) golden syrup
1 cup (90gm) rolled oats
1/2 cup (80gm) sultanas
1/2 cup (65gm) sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup (75gm) chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup (75gm) self-raising flour
1/2 cup (90gm) brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Place the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until the butter is melted.
Place the oats, sultanas, cranberries, apricots, flour and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the butter mixture and mix to combine. Press into the base of a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool completely in the tin before cutting into slices to serve. Makes 8-10.


To see what everyone are cooking from their pantry, with Donna Hay, drop by IHCC. You might just be inspired to join us! For more details about joining in, click here.


28 comments:

  1. I love this kind of afternoon snack. They look fabulous!

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  2. Omg, those slices came out absolutely fabulous..Fantastic..

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  3. Your pantry sounds like mine! These muesli bars look wonderful...I adore dried apricots :)

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  4. Hello Joyce, I love your home-made muesli bar. They are definitely more healthy than store-bought as I can see that you are using brown sugar instead of white sugar.

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  5. I love dried apricot in my muesli too. Yours muesli looks yummy! Great to munch at anytime!

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  6. this looks fantastic... something i can make and let the guys pack as snacks for their golf!! tks!

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  7. Wow love this kind of snacks! Healthy and delicious.

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  8. This is good and healthy. I have some golden syrup, may be can use to make this healthy muesli bars! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a yummy snack and a great recipe to use up dried fruit.....I imagine any combination would work in this.

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  10. Joyce , I kept checking out my lime curd in the fridge but haven't checked yet several bottles of jam that I bought early this year :P And don't forget the peanut butter , Nutella ...... *sigh* Love those nibbles , pretty delicious !

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  11. Riquísimos me encantan fantástico con muesli,abrazos.

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  12. Oh you are definitely not the only one, Joyce!
    I like the look of these bars. Just the kind of thing I'd like to pack for snacks at work. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Ah cool, I can bookmark this to make for LTU next mth :)

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  14. I love the way these bars look and they sound amazing. I can't wait to try them. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

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  15. Hi Joy,
    These Muesli Bars look fabulous, we will just love them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Mmmm! Healthy fiber and cold milk! Does it get any better ???

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  17. Love the sound of this slice, Joyce. I nearly always have an assortment of dried fruits on hand (because I like to make my own granola), so I could definitely whip this up. My only problem ... my partner wouldn't eat anything like this, so the whole pan would end up on my hips. Of course, I could cut into portions and freeze it ... now if only I could clear out my freezer in the same way you've been clearing out your pantry :-)

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  18. Look good. Is going into my to-do folder. Can I use honey instead of golden syrup?

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  19. This is something, I would love to have around to grab a bite from, whenever I get the urge for a treat. This certainly is a treat.

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  20. I agree with you! I can never clean out my pantry either! I just keep adding things and more things and more things! The idea sure is nice though :)

    This muesli slice looks like the perfect thing for breakfast. I love eating something like this either before or after my workout for a little energy. Those slices look so pretty!

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  21. These look delicious, I don't make near enough of this kind of item...time to correct that, and I'll start with this recipe. You make it all look so delicious and sound so easy!

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  22. Oh, I have some of those dried fruits and never seem to have the right recipe for them. These do look good.

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  23. These slices looks fabulous and I think I have everything to make them in my pantry too! I would love these with a cup of tea for breakfast or a snack--yum! ;-)

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  24. Yum! Perfect with a cuppa :) And your pantry sounds like mine....I have an ongoing game of tetris as I try & fit more & more in! Every 6 months or so it becomes impossible & a little decluttering is always required!!

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  25. Joyce, I am going to try this! I also have lots of stuff in my pantry wink! wink!

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