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Thursday, 25 October 2012
Raspberry Oat Slice and Craft Show and Tell
As I wrote last night, I have having computer problems - it seems to happen every now and again on this blog. I still haven't solved it (but thanks to those who have responded) but have a few ideas. It means that it is taking time from my blog and making it harder to comment, so apologies to those whose blogs I am commenting on less than I would like.
bread that day too.)
Tally's Treasury. Sylvia wanted them all for herself.
Magic Fabric kits that my sister in law Erica gave me. I'd never heard of it before but it is quite fun to stick on all the bits and pieces. Great for a quick craft session. Can you spot the ukelele that has been very popular?
Lastly this owl below was really my project, though Sylvia sort of danced around the edges. I have a photo on pinterest of some owls made out of toilet paper rolls. It is one of my most popular pins and yet the link is broken. I finally had a go at making some. They don't look as cute but the card I used for the feathers was too stiff and each row had to be held on to dry with a rubber band, so finally I just glued on some googly eyes and a beak and feet and it was close enough for jazz!
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Cauliflower alfredo pasta sauce
Three years ago: Snags, coleslaw and Julie/Julia
Raspberry Oat Slice
Adapted from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Color Me Vegan
makes 16 squares
1 cup rolled oats - ground to quick
1 cup wholemeal flour
3 tbsp ground linseed (flaxseed)
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
125g margarine (I used nuttalex)
1 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1 cup raspberries (I used frozen)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
Make the raspberry sauce first. Simmer raspberries, maple syrup and lemon juice for about 8 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Set aside. As it cools it will thicken more.
Mix remaining ingredients (except the coconut sugar) together until you have a clumpy mixture. Press half of it into a lined 20cm (8 inch) square cake tin. I started doing this with the back of a spoon and then found it easier to do it with my hands. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 20 minutes.
Pour raspberry mixture onto cooked base and scatter with remaining half. Sprinkle with coconut sugar. Bake for another 20 minutes until the top is golden brown. Cool in the tin. Cut into 16 squares. Eat warm or at room temperature. Keeps for at least three days in an airtight container.
On the Stereo:
The Singles: Suede
Vegan Month of Food October 2012. Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my Vegan MoFo posts.
Posted by Johanna GGG at 22:51
Labels: baking, biscuits/cookies, blog events, breakfasts, fruit, vegan
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Well I think you are very brave to read JK's new book, I just can't bring myself to read any of her new stuff unless I have a familiar character to hold my hand ... so kudos to you. Sorry to hear about all the things going heywire at the same time, these things go in threes they say so it seems your woes are nearly over ;0)ReplyDelete
Great raspberry slices though, which I am sure will have helped bring some cheer your way.
Thanks Chele - I missed Harry when reading JK Rowling's new book - he was such a great character but was interested to see what else she could write. Hope my woes are nearly over :-)Delete
what a delghtful slice!ReplyDelete
I was sorry to read your last post about commenting issues - I am hopeless with macs so have no advice, and whilst most of my family use them they don't do anything with blogs or blogging. Mr B is my go to computer person but he has no mac skills either. I hope it gets sorted and was extra delighted to read your latest comments as I knew the effort they would have required!ReplyDelete
I really love the look of this slice and also your craft efforts. I think both are perfect remedies for a week that is a bit challenging and books that are too grim for such weeks.
Thanks Kari - I am still looking into the computer problems but planning to speak to some experts soon (I hope). Craft and cooking are definitely cheering when other things don't go rightDelete
I also have no idea when it comes to macs but there is nothing more frustrating than having issues with your computer. Hope it's all sorted out now and stays that way!ReplyDelete
The slice sounds and looks lovely, I'm quite fond of slices that include berries!
Thanks Mel - it is frustrating when computers go bad - I have spoken to a few others whose systems are also old so it seems that updating it what I need but if only that was easier. Glad you might like this sliceDelete
Oh jeez, you have made me feel guilty because I had Cooper doing housework with me today. He loves crafts too, but the housework had to be done :(ReplyDelete
I got very excited when I saw those bars. Now I am going to have another look and see if I have the ingredients.
Thanks Jac - your comment made me laugh - esp as Sylvia often loves helping with the housework - she things it is great fun - if only I did too :-) The bars are great.Delete