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Foodie Bubble - Baking therapy

Horrible horrible horrible day at work today.... :(  I haven't had a bad one like this in a while so it has been a bit depressing...

Perhaps baking these delicious looking breakfast bars from Nigella (I am a sucker for a good muesli slice) will help to ease my woes (or at least the whole can of condensed milk added to them might!)

Nigella's Breakfast Bars from Nigella Express

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
  • 1 cup natural unsalted peanuts
1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and oil a baking pan or just use a disposable aluminum foil one.
2. Warm the condensed milk in a large pan.
3. Meanwhile, mix all the other ingredients together and add the warmed condensed milk, using a rubber spatula to fold and distribute.
4. Spread the mixture into the oiled or foil pan and press down with a spatula or, better still, your hands (wearing those disposable latex CSI gloves to stop you from sticking) to make the surface even.
5. Bake for 1 hour, remove, and after about 15 minutes, cut into four across and four down, to make 16 chunky bars. Let cool completely.

PS: These did turn out delicious. Me and the boy loved them. I amended the recipe a bit as I didn't have any coconut and I just used dried cranberries, flaked almonds and oats.  Nigella you are a goddess.  Yummy and was indeed very therapeutic!!

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