Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Daylight - Pear & Raisin Bars

Oh deary me. It's been terribly long.

Night shifts are upon me again. It really throws everything into chaos. There's pretty much nothing you can do except sleep & work. I reach home, absolutely zonked, have a quick shower and collapse into bed. Instinctively my hand reaches out to turn off the light, only to realise that the only light "on" is daylight. grrrr.

I've got a new recipe which, in all honesty, is an old recipe tweaked and with different ingredients.
I mentioned in a previous post that the apple-cranberry bars could be filled with pear & raisins which would be a whole lot cheaper here.

INGREDIENTS (makes approx. 18 bars depending on size)

  • butter
  • pears
  • raisins
  • sugar
  • rolled oats
  • plain flour
  • light brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • double acting baking powder
  • butter, melted
  1. Line & grease a shallow 9x13" baking tray
  2. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter for the filling and add in the pears, raisins, and sugar
  3. Stir mixture and leave to cook until it has thickened and the liquid is syrupy
  4. Set aside to cool completely while you prepare the crust
  5. Place oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and butter in a mixing bowl and toss to combine
  6. Spoon half the oat mixture into the baking tray and pat down evenly with a plastic spatula/spoon
  7. Top evenly with the fruit mixture and cover completely with the remaining oat mixture
  8. Bake in a 180 degree C pre-heated oven for about 45mins, rotating half way, and remove to cool when top is golden brown and crispy
  9. Refrigerate before cutting
  10. Cut to desired portions and store in the fridge until serving



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