Last week I was asked to make a football themed cake which I haven't done before. The client had a couple of requirements - nut free, no specific football club affiliation, chocolate and good for a kids party. Other than that she was very trusting.
I wanted to try something different on this cake and decided it was going to be grass. Turns out this is a fun one to do and looks great. Of course, it can double up as fur in the world of baking but I was pleased with the way it looked as grass. Will definitely be trying this out again.
Well Spring starts this weekend as well as the rugby season kicking off, so with that in mind, I thought I would share this healthy recipe I came across last week (on Good Housekeeping page). I tried it out at the beginning of the week and it went down a treat with everyone in the house. Sometimes, it was a little too popular! They can be cut into bars but I cut mine into squares, making one really a half (otherwise they would have been gone in a day).
The recipe can be adapted to suit your taste preferences. So add in whatever dried fruit you like or whatever nuts you like. Please share the results as I am always open to testing new recipe ideas. I think I will add a bit of coconut to mine next time. Also, the recipe calls for an 8" square tin, which I didn't have, so I used two loaf tins. Worked out well as they were then really easy to cut into bars (or half bars!!)
The Ultimate Cereal Bar
225g rolled jumbo porridge oats
75g sunflower seeds
100g dried fruits
50g roughly chopped skin-on almonds
25g sesame seeds
25g Rice Krispies
75ml sunflower oil
75g runny honey
50g light muscovado sugar
These will keep for 1 week in an airtight container. They are perfect as a snack or for someone who doesn't have much time for breakfast (the most important meal of the day - after dessert!!)
Have fun with it and let me know how you get on.