Cardamon Oat Slice

Oats, coconut and a hint of cardamon with the added sweetness of water icing - a real boost to your day.


100g/3.5 oz oats

150g/5.3 oz plain/all purpose flour

75g/2.6 oz self raising flour

100g/3.5 oz brown sugar

75g/2.6 oz desiccated coconut

55g/ 1.9 oz sultanas

1 teaspoon ground cardamon

125g/4.4 oz butter

79g/2.5 oz golden syrup/corn syrup

1 egg


Icing

120g/4.2 oz icing/confectioner's sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons water


Preheat your oven to 350F/180C/Gas 4.

Grease and line a 18 x 28cm tin with baking parchment.


Mix together the oats, both flours, sugar, coconut, sultanas and cardamon.

In a small saucepan melt the butter and golden syrup over a low heat. Stir until melted.

Add the butter mixture and the egg into the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Mix the icing sugar with the water and spread over the oat slice.

Allow to set before slicing.


Variations Replace the cardamon with ground ginger or mixed spice.

Replace the sultanas with chocolate chips or dried chopped apricots or cherries.

Add orange juice to the icing instead of water.




Practically Pagan Cooking book from Rachel Patterson



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