4th January 2020
‘Blue Peter’ muesli bar
- Author: The Editor
- Published: 29th March 2020
- Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield
‘Blue Peter’ muesli bar
Staying busy and positive has become the new ‘normal’ during lockdown. Starting DIY jobs that are months overdue, joining a virtual exercise class, helping the children with their schoolwork, phoning a friend who’s feeling a bit down and trying out new recipes.
‘Home-cooked’ has taken on a whole new meaning in these strange times so I thought I would dig out an old, and well-tried favourite to share with you. It’s a popular teatime treat, and you can get the kids involved in cooking.
Background to this recipe: I scribbled it onto ‘the back of an envelope’ sometime in the 1980s, whilst watching Blue Peter with my children. I think Peter Duncan (remember him?) was demonstrating. My thanks to Blue Peter – great programme!
- 100 g Golden Syrup
- 100 g butter or margarine
- 75 g brown sugar
- 75 g plain flour
- 200 g muesli
- Put the syrup, butter or margarine and brown sugar into a saucepan or microwave safe bowl and melt gently until ingredients are liquid – stir well.
- In a separate large bowl mix together the flour and muesli.
- Pour the sugar, syrup and butter or margarine liquid onto the dry ingredients and stir well until all is coated.
- Pour into prepared metal baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper.
- Bake for 25 mins approx. at about 180c until golden and bubbling. Keep an eye on the mixture - don’t overcook!
- Leave to cool slightly before scoring portions with a knife.
- I use light, soft brown sugar but you can use anything available
- You can make your own muesli with porridge oats, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate topping – create your own version!
- Gluten free version: I’ve swopped ground almonds for flour and it was popular. Why not give gluten-free flour a try?
- Weigh saucepan/bowl first so you can pour correct amount of golden syrup in, without getting too sticky!
- Size/shape of pan: I’ve used a variety over the years – depends if you like your muesli bars thick or thin? Pizza pan worked well last week.
- Cooking temperature/ times are a bit vague because this recipe is over 35 years old: ovens are more efficient now.
Sit back and enjoy the results – and then you can get on with repainting that bathroom!
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