Introduction: Sweet & Spiced Oat-Cakes
These are essentially fruit flapjacks with spices. Soft, sweet, buttery and flavoursome.
High in fat, sugar and carbohydrate, I made them for easy breakfasts.
This is an original recipe, I made it up myself.
Step 1: Ingredients
>Rolled oat flakes - 250g
>Salted butter - 200g
>Honey - 100g
>Dried chopped dates - 100g
>Unrefined raw cane sugar - 50g
>Glace cherries - 50g
>Dried powdered ginger- 4 level tsp
>Dried powdered cinnamon - 4 level tsp
>Dried cloves - 6
>Dried (green) cardamom pod - 9 seeds from inside
Other fruit of the same mass can be substituted, sugars can be swapped, and I guess you could use different fat too. I didn't use the bag of mixed fruit in this batch, but initially intended to.
Step 2: Preparation
Switch your oven on to 175oC.
On a low heat, melt the butter, sugar and honey in a small saucepan.
Chop the dates and cherries into small pieces, as you would like.
Grind the cloves and cardamom seeds with some of the sugar, mix well into the oats.
Add the ginger and cinnamon to the oats and mix well.
Toss the fruit well in the oats.
Pour in the melted butter & sugars, mix well.
Step 3: Baking
Lightly butter a baking tin / tins of your liking / choice.
Press the mixture firmly into the baking tin / tins.
Cook for 20 min @ 175oC
Cover with foil and allow to cool.
They should turn out of a tin fairly easily being buttery.