04 February 2013

Strawberry Jam Slice

Back to school time!
This calls for some delicious, slightly healthy (?!?) and filling lunchbox items.

I've adapted this recipe slightly from the always wonderful The Pioneer Woman's Apricot Jam Slice, to be found here. I've used strawberry jam instead as I still have tons left from my pre Christmas strawberry jammin'. I also added in some dessicated coconut for flavour and because I think coconut and strawberry are a match made in heaven.

Maaaan, these smelled SO good while baking.

My version of the recipe is as follows:

1 1/2 cup plain flour
1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
200g butter, softenend
a jar of strawberry jam

Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease a slice tin.
Combine the flour, oats, coconut, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Add the butter and combine until the butter is well integrated into the mixture.
Press half of the mixture into the tin, press down well until its firm and even on the bottom. Spoon the jam over and spread until its an even thickness. I used about 1/2 of my large jar and was perhaps about 1cm thick.
Cover with the remaining oaty mixture, but there's no need to press down too hard.
Bake for 30 mins.
Cool in the tin before cutting and removing for storage. If you can wait that long...

I may or may not have eaten three while shooting the pictures.

*The long forgotten whiteboard has been retrieved from the garage and put into great use in the kitchen. In the absence of a pinterest trendy and cool blackboard this is working well for my recipes and messages to the kids. Messages such as be kind! no yelling! no hurting! ring out from it. Not sure if they are listening but I can always point them to the message board. Oh yes it most definitely IS the last day of the holidays!


Widge said...

Ha my hub brought home a HUGE whiteboard from his work that I feel the same way about. Lets make them cool...;)

Monica Williams said...

Yeah up-yours smudgey chalk marks! Whiteboards are where its at!

Hootnz said...

Perfect recipe to add to my arsenal! Thankyou :) Must get my whiteboard back out - Has the same messages - No shouting etc :)

Monica Williams said...

I think the no shouting rule might have been for me ;)