Fruit and Oat Squares
- 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.