Over the weekend we were lucky enough to be gifted a lovely batch of home made oat and sultana cookies.
They were divine.
Thick, chewy, gooey and chock full of sultanas and oats they were everything a cookie should be.
And like most delicious treats at our place this packet of cookies disappeared faster than my sanity after a long sleepless night.
With just an empty cookie packet to stare at and a deep desire for more cookies I decided to pull out my favourite baking cook book in order to whip up a batch of cookies myself.
Reading through the recipe I did the time/effort calculations in my mind and I knew there was no way I was going to be able to ‘whip up a batch’ without world war three erupting in our living room. This particular oat and sultana cookie recipe required electric beaters, resting time and endless rolling of 36 cookies.
Not. Gonna. Happen.
With Grace now up and about and getting around with ninja like precision and ‘black caviar’ speed I now have a ten minute ‘happy baby’ window which to bake in. Best to leave this recipe to those bakers without children I thought.
Not to be defeated I flicked through the ‘lazy baking’ file in my mind to see if I could retrieve a more simple recipe to which I could add delicious oats and sultanas to that would still be sticky, oozy and gooey. And then I remember my simple, easy peasy, ten minute oat slice recipe. Winning!
With Grace happily playing with her ‘toys’ i.e. my car keys, credit cards and mobile phone (why is it that children are always interested in playing with everything other than their own toys?) I quickly stirred together the oat and sultana slice. I hate to admit it (bad naughty mother moment) but the trick to keeping this slice deliciously luscious and gooey is the combination of butter and brown sugar.
I know, I know! It’s terrible!
‘Somebody please think of the children!’
Call the food police!
Yep this recipe is definitely not going to be on the clean eating, green smoothie, protein bar wielding mothers baking list but it made it on my mine and happily so. As a once in a while treat this ooey, gooey, fudgy, luscious slice studded with oats and sultanas is truly wonderful and I hope my lazy baking inspired moment of genius can bring a naughty yet unbelievably delicious recipe into your homes and tummies too.
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