Tuesday, February 7

Baking Day

Last weekend when my parents came over for the little ones birthday party they bought with them a bag of grapes for us to enjoy.  They are lovely purple grapes, sweet and juicy but I'm the only one who eats them because they have seeds.  I wasn't going to be able to eat them all so after some blog inspiration I thought I would make some grape jam.  I found this simple recipe here, so today I made a batch for us to try.  I'm not sure if it turned out, it still seems a little runny but I figure we could use it to flavour yogurt or even have as a sauce for ice cream.  It felt good to make use of such nice produce, turning it into something instead of it being wasted although burning ones fingers with hot jam wasn't much fun.  Lots of cold water, ice and some aloe vera from the garden helped a lot.
There was also a bit of cake making, just a simple butter cake.
And this energy slice, so simple and very tasty so I thought you might like the recipe too.
Energy Slice
150g butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sultanas
½ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
½ cup raw or brown sugar
½ cup desiccated coconut

Preheat the oven to 180℃.  Grease a 16 x 26 cm slice tin.  Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour the butter and honey mixture into the oat mixture and mix well.  Spread evenly over the base of the prepared tin.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the surface is evenly brown.  Cool in the tin then cut into 3 cm squares.  Keep slices in an airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze in individual portions for up to 1 month.

I hope you enjoy the slice


  1. It all looks very delish!

  2. I love being able to use produce up and not letting it waste...i bet yours tastes matter the consistency lol!

    Thanks for sharing your slice recipe..this is just what i was looking for as my teen requested something healthy in slice/bar form for the lunchbox!

    That cake looks very yummy!

  3. oh i love this slice. definitely going to give this a go catherine. thanks. xo

  4. Home made jam delicious idea wit the grape! Thanks for sharing that energy slice with us I should try for the girls one day, is it the same as what you made for our picnic? xx

  5. I made orange marmelade, jam making must be in the air! The energy slice looks delicious.


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