Thursday 3 April 2014

Soft and Chewy Slice and More

A new to me recipe, I finally plucked up the courage to try a recipe using apple-sauce as a substitute for the fats in a recipe. I have no idea where I found this recipe, I copied it by hand into a notebook without the author's name, my apologies. The original recipe doesn't have any sweeteners/sugar in it but it need a little something so the second time I added a tablespoon of maple syrup.

I've lost my cooling racks in the move so am cooling them on the pizza tray which looks like it needs scrub!

You'll need...
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
2T mixed seeds/LSA etc
1/2 t bicarb
pinch of salt
2/3 cup apple sauce/puree(I cheated and used a commercial one)
1T nut butter(optional but nice)
1 cup of muesli
1/2 cup dried fruit
1/2 cup choc chips(I used frozen berries instead)
1T maple syrup/honey

Make a well in the centre of the flour, seeds, salt and bicarb
Mix in the apple sauce and nut butter
Add the rest of the ingredients
Bake in a greased 20cm by 20cm tin at 170C until firm, around 20mins
Cool in tin and then cut.

Joe has been reheating a piece for dessert with ice-cream, it freezes well too

I've just walked to the library on my own and it only took 12 minutes! I dropped off my books and then crossed the road to buy Jessie's birthday present in Spotlight then back to select a few new novels at the lovely library. I chatted to Carol next door on my way out and she too is an avid reader and promised to pass on the novels that 'do the rounds' of several of our neighbours...I like this idea!

Coming home I took a couple of photos...the Joseph Ashton Circus is on the big fields next to the library. I couldn't see the animals from where I was but I saw 4 beautiful horses there yesterday, they looked very well cared for.
This arrangement reminded me of the American pioneers' wagons grouped in a circle for safety...

Coming back through the alleyway I admired these colourful climbers, the bougainvillea has sharp spines along the branches which form a good prowler deterrent...

and the hilly park nearby...

Caught Twitchie in a planter yesterday...he looks like he's singing in this photo lol...

So that's just a quick catch up, I'm still finding my feet and rhythm here at our new home but it's lovely!
Bye bye for now,


  1. So pleased you like your new home, Sue. It seems to be close to amenities you use. Twitch looks happy too :-)

  2. That is so nice to be able to walk to stuff you like. The whole area is just so cool.

  3. That slice looks very yummy will have to give it a try. I use apple sauce a lot in baking & do the same ad a bit of maple syrup or ad honey to give bit more of a sweet taste

  4. Your soft chewy slice looks very tempting. We have a lot of rhubarb here at the moment so I may experiment with your recipe. Great bunny pics.
    Love from Mum