Aug. 23rd, 2008 10:33 pm
herzverstreut_bu: (Misc - problem solving)
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Today I was looking for a quick and easy recipe for something to take along to a get-together at Lambda (I was going to make raspberry shortbread, but forgot to buy butter *headdesk*). I didn't find anything, but got inspired by this recipe at FatFree Vegan Kitchen (one of my very, very favourite food blogs). I was lacking half of the ingredients, too, but what I threw together ended up being delicious and quite possibly the fastest, easiest cake/crumble thingy I've ever made.

(The photo is no good, my camera's flash sucks.)

I really just threw this together, so there are no exact measurements, and the ones that are there are European, because I never got the hang of cups and ounces. Sorry! Just go by what looks right, you can't really get much wrong.

ca. 250g rolled oats
1 egg
1-2 tbsp. sugar
1-2 tbsp. margarine or butter
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
some milk or water (1/4 cup or so)
a pinch of salt

cherry jam, as chunky as possible
a handful of chopped dried fruit and nuts (or even just trail mix)
a few drops of vanilla extract

Grind half the oats in a blender until fine. Combine with the remaining oats and other dry ingredients, then stir in the wet ingredients. (For a vegan variation, just substitute water for the milk and something binding for the egg - somehow the FatFree Vegan recipe calls for unsweetened apple sauce.) Spread half or so of the mixture evenly in a greased square cake pan and press down. (I put baking paper into the pan instead of greasing it, less messy.) Combine the jam, fruit/nuts mixture and vanilla extract and spread over the crust. Top with the remaining crust mixture and bake at ca. 200°C (FatFree Vegan says: 375°F) for half an hour or so. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

It took me barely ten minutes to make this, but it does take a while to really firm up while cooling, so make sure to plan in a couple of hours for that. I served it with vanilla-caramel ice cream, and it was very tasty.

(I'd like to say "Everybody loved it!" but I ended up forgetting it at home.)

Date: 2008-08-23 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG I'm so hungry and now you're posting this T_T

Date: 2008-08-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry? :-p

Date: 2008-08-23 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
I'd like to say "Everybody loved it!" but I ended up forgetting it at home.


Date: 2008-08-24 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am meming this. I have a crumble recipe, but I'll compare this one to it later.

Date: 2008-08-24 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's not a classic crumble or anything, I just didn't know what else to call it. ;)

Date: 2008-08-24 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL ... you couldn't have said it anyway ... unless I'm not counting. ;) And I still don't see how searching for more than 45 min for a recipe beats walking to the shop in five min. tops. ;)

But since you find it delicious, it was probably worth it. In any case you deserve a medal for creative baking. ;)

Date: 2008-08-24 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, obviously not everyone in the whole world ever would have loved it, but it sounds better than "the majority of the ten people I served it to loved it". And they might not have loved it, obviously, but I'll never find out now.

Also, you don't have to understand it. ;) If I had *really* wanted to make shortbread, I'd have gone back to the store, but it was just the first thing that had been on my mind. It was way more fun to look for other recipes, I found so much stuff I want to try some time!

And yep, it was worth it. Thanks for the medal! :D


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