I have a tendency to bake to clear my head. In these moments it is not fiddly, wordy recipes that I crave, but those that with just a few steps and a good dose of stirring. Which is how the muesli slice fell into my lap late last night. It struck me as good timing given that school goes back tomorrow. I’m sure that if you trawl the internet you will find a dozen that are more fancy, fruity, ‘nutrient dense’, but this one is simple and delicious.
Simple is a word that keeps coming up when I write about Nana’s recipes. My Nana and Pop had it right in life. They kept things simple. No fuss, no drama. They had an appreciation of life’s simple joys. And this is what I felt, late last night, with Simon helping me measure sultanas and stir the pot on the stove. It was a moment of joy brought about by a muesli slice. A joy more satisfying that any screen could bring me.
You will need:
- 125g butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup wholemeal self raising flour (I used plain wholemeal and added a teaspoon of baking powder)
- 1/2 cup honey (I ran out, so used half honey, half maple syrup)
- 1 1/2 cups fine desiccated coconut
- 1 cup sultanas
- Grease a 19cm x 29cm slice tin. Preheat oven to moderate (180c).
- Combine butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan. Stir over low heat without boiling, until butter has melted and sugar is dissolved.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add butter mixture and mix well.
- Press mixture evenly into prepared tin, bake in moderate oven for about 20 minutes (or until golden).
- Cool in tin before cutting into squares.
Love Kath and Kate x