Friday, 3 December 2010

Jammy oaty slice

As most of the country is covered in snow, even here in the north west of the UK where we rarely get snow, let alone enough for it to stay for almost a week I thought it would be a good time to post these yummy jammy oaty treats. They're perfect for this kind of weather because they use entirely storecupboard ingredients yet taste delicious and warming. Perfect for if you're stuck at home and can't get to the shops, or if you've just had a long walk in the cold and want a tasty treat to eat with your warming mug of hot chocolate.

I was especially pleased to be able to finish off not one, not two, but three jars of jam lurking in the depths of my fridge in these bars. My mixture was strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.


I followed the recipe exactly as given here, one of Xanthe Clay's recipes but left mine in a little longer than specified because I wanted a crispier top. The bars aren't as sweet as flapjack, nor as chewy - they're a little more crumbly due to the addition of flour but still with that warming, delicious oaty flavour. the jam in the middle gives a nice hit of sweetness - just choose your favourite jam or do as I did and use up leftovers.

Keep warm in this weather and enjoy some tasty treats. I'm sending these over to Julia over at A Slice of Cherry Pie, who has asked for snow day treats. I think these would be perfect!



My snow picture was taken last year as I ventured across the Pennines to visit family. I had to stop at the summit as the snow ploughs did their work and made Woodhead Pass safe for cars to pass again. I'm not sure I'll ever get a chance to take a photo like this again - it's not a place cars usually stop!

12 comments:

jose manuel said...

Que cake más rico, estupendo.

Saludos

Chele said...

Excellent! Another recipe to try and use up that surplus supply of oats I've managed to create!

Lucie said...

Yum, these look delicious!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

You lucky thing to experience a snowy December. We never get that in Australia. Although, in Australia we do very much enjoy jam and oats; almost like our national foods! Thanks for sharing.

Mark Scarbrough said...

It's cold here in New England, too--although your snow beats anything we have! I love this: a bar cookie crossed with a crisp or crumble. Sounds divine.

figjamandlimecordial.com said...

C, thank you, we have heaps of jam to use up, and this looks like just the recipe to use it on! :)

C said...

Chele - I think oats breed in my cupboard, I can't remember when I last bought any but there are still loads left.

Lucie - thank you.

Brittany - oats and jam are a good combo! You'd be welcome to the snow, it's a pain if you want to go anywhere or do anything other than look at it, but you don't necessarily realise that until you've had some!

Mark - thank you! I obviously need to do some reading, I always thought New England got snow. The picture you can see was taken last year at the top of some moors (low mountains/hills, not sure you use the word 'moors'!) so was high up. I don't usually see that much snow in NW England.

Celia - this is a great recipe to use up lots of jam in one go and I can imagine your household would like it - it's very easy to eat. You could add some spice to the oat mixture to add more flavour, or maybe some vanilla.

Joanna @ Zeb Bakes said...

Is that the bit where the poles are by the side of the road to show you where the road is? I've been over in high summer - now I know. Am going for oaty jam treats for sure. I'm in an oat phase right now so these are perfect. Thanks!

Kim said...

Yummy, these look great! It's absolutely freezing today and I know I have a half empty jar of jam in the fridge, these are looking very tempting!

pinkyshat said...

i used nutella instead of jam!

Foodycat said...

Finishing up jars of jam is an excellent excuse!

C said...

Joanna - yes, I think the poles are there to mark the sides of the road - definitely needed in winter. Hope you enjoy these if you make them!

Kim - these are a great winter warmer!

Pinkyshat - good idea, bet they were good.

Foodycat - I rarely need an excuse to bake! Finishing up jars of jam just makes it particularly satisfying!

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