Muesli slice variations

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My new cake slice shoe- cute!

I had a last minute request to provide bakes for a cancer research fundraiser, so it gave me a chance to adapt a couple of recipes I have been wanting to try for a while now. Tray bakes and muesli slices are perfect for such events, and the Thermomix makes short and delicious work of all of these.

I turned to the Australian Dani Valent’s beautiful book In The Mix for her muesli slice. Her book is a compilation from many thermomixing chefs and this recipe comes from Caroline Velik. I repeat Caroline’s advice to adjust her recipe according to what is in your store cupboard and your personal preferences. Use the nut/honey/oat quantities and timings as a template.

You will want

  • Nuts
  • Dates and/or prunes
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Coconut cream
  • Butter
  • Jumbo oats
  • Spelt flakes
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Sunflower seeds

For every 100g of nuts (personally I think pistachios are hard to beat) I would pulse or completely grind these according to taste, so if you want it crunchier just turbo pulse for a couple of times – take a peep, and repeat if you think it needs more. 70-80g of pitted dates can then be added and chopped at speed 6 for a couple of seconds. add 50g honey, 40g sugar, 70g diced butter and a 150ml tin of coconut cream – warm this mix at 70° for 3 minutes speed 1. For this quantity of nuts, dates and sweeteners add 210g oats, or better still oat mix. I used a mix- 70g jumbo oats and 40g spelt flakes, and 20 g sunflower seeds. Mix all this for 10 seconds, sp 4. Pop in a pinch of cinnamon if liked and press into a 20x15cm baking tray. Bake at 170°C for 20 minutes. I baked in baking oven of Aga for about 16 minutes.

These were totally delicious and I made a second batch using white chai seeds, poppy sears, macadamia nuts, vanilla paste and just jumbo oats. Having made both, I would recommend the addition of the coconut cream!

 

 

 

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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla http://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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