Recipe for The Most Delicious Oaty Coconut Bars RecipeThese are gorgeous. I mean, really tasty. Well, I guess if you don’t like oats or coconut you might want to pass, but if you do, you HAVE to try these. And as a bonus, they are really quick to make. AND, if you can’t wait for them to cool down, they’re also delicious warm. Just be careful not to eat them too soon. We don’t want any burnt mouths do we?!! And this isn’t just my own opinion. Nooooo. A few people have eaten these and think they’re yummy too. I bake for my classes. Some might say I use them as guinea pigs for my new bakes, but of course I wouldn’t agree with that! Well, kinda. But when they get yummy treats like this, they can’t really complain can they?? Let’s get to the important bit- the recipe. Ingredients160g porridge oats90g dessicated coconut175g caster sugar125g plain flour2 heaped tablespoons golden syrup150g butter/baking margarine (I used dairy free spread, use whatever you prefer)Method1. Line an 8″ square tin with baking paper and heat the oven to 170 degrees.2. Put the butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan and melt over a medium heat, stirring. Once melted, take off the heat.3. Add all of the other ingredients to the melted butter mixture, and stir until fully combined.4. Pour it into the prepared tin, and flatten it out so it is evenly spread in the tin.5. Bake for 20 mins.6. Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then transfer the bake in the baking paper to a cooling rack to fully cool (or scoff some while it’s still warm- but remember no burnt mouths!), then cut into 12 pieces.Simple as that. Ready in half an hour or so. Delicious.Let me know if you try them and what you think. Enjoy! If you like this recipe you might also like Nutella Oat Cookies or Oaty Banana Bites or Anzac Biscuits are also pretty yummy.
It’s not often I get free reign on a cake, or the chance to make a really pretty girly one. Most of my cake orders involve modelling of some description, but not sugar flowers. I’ve also been itching to make some edible lace but haven’t had an order that has required it yet. So edible lace and pretty flowers were the order of the day for this cake.
For the edible lace I used Claire Bowman Cake Lace. I have to say it was straight forward to use and I would highly recommend it if you are thinking of having a go. I also used the lace in the name plaque to tie it in with the rest of the design.
I really enjoyed making the flowers. This is about the fourth time I’ve achieved roses I would say had a ‘real’ look to them, and I really like the dusky pink tones in these roses. I added carnations as a contrast and then used gooseberry and lilac shades in other wired flowers to complete the look.
All in all, I was really pleased with the way the cake turned out, and my Gran was too, which was definitely the desired outcome!
In case you are wondering the top tier was lemon cake, with lemon buttercream, and white chocolate and lemon ganache, and the bottom tier was rich chocolate mud cake with chocolate flavoured buttercream and milk chocolate ganache. Two of my favourite flavours 🙂
I’m looking forward to the next pretty cake I can make!