8 April 2011

Fat Friday...

If any of you bake, you'll most probably have come across that feeling of sheer satisfaction when you bring something out of the oven. It's perfectly golden, smells divine, and you can't wait to share it with everyone, tentative but confident in the fact that man it tastes good.


And sometimes? Sometimes it just doesn't work like that.

This week I made granola. Sweet, nutty granola that looked delicious, smelt divine and tasted....well...like flapjack. It was confused granola. Granola in the midst of an identity crisis, and one not getting very much support from myself who, upon tasting it simply considered it momentarily and walked away.

That's an important phrase right there. I walked. Away. No picking at the tray, no leaving a good portion behind to sneak into my big mouth later, nope. It was the definition of indifference.

As much as I'd love to forget about the whole granola debacle [I think granola-gate has quite the ring to it], my family actually enjoyed it. To put it lightly. They enjoyed it to the extent of panicking when they didn't know where I'd stored it. The look of terror on my dad's face at the prospect that it wasn't to be found was just beautiful. And it's that expression, that look of "where-is-my-granola-I-want-it-now" that's persuaded me to post it anyway.

Thanks dad.

INGREDIENTS
 
Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 325°F // 160°C // GM 3.

Mix together the oats, almonds [whole and slivered], coconut, cinnamon and salt.


In a saucepan, gently heat the butter, oil, honey and brown sugar until melted and dissolved. Continue heating until it comes to the boil, mix thoroughly and add the vanilla.

Pour this liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix in well.


Spread the mixture onto the pre-lined tray and pop into the oven for a good half an hour.  Be sure to stir a couple of times during cooking to break up the oats and prevent bringing out a tray of solid oats [i.e. flapjack. oh the irony].

Mine took a little longer to crisp up, but this is all dependent on how crunchy you want your granola. Flapjack. Whatever.

Ok. Now I'm just being mean. Because actually, it's not half bad at all. And ok, it's not really to my taste, but look at it in all of it's golden deliciousness


Mmmmm, oaty. Go ahead, make a batch. If not for me then for this innocent, golden granola. It may indeed be having an identity crisis, but it needs a loving home. 

And perhaps a psychotherapist.

22 comments:

Maria said...

I love the though of Panicked Ninja Dad :P! This does look amazing though, and it's healthy right?!

Maria xxx

kate louise. said...

Sorry for the late reply to your comment. Finally have time to get back to everyone... :(

The savoury olive, herb and parmesan loaf recipe is taken from the 'Baked and Delicious’ magazine with the silicone loaf pan on the front. If you want, I can scan the pages and email them to you? Let me know. :) x x

Vicky said...

Mmmm. That looks so good. Even if I did have a bit of an identity crisis x

Belle&Alexa said...

awww, poor granola-flapjack bar thing, will be making that in the near future! looks delicious! xx

daisychain said...

I love granola! YUMMM! My snacking saturday tomorrow is about granola, not home made though, because I am too lazy for that.
I might kidnap you and make you my granola slave.

Anazuz said...

ABSOLUTELY like almonds! look delicious!

Reckless Rekha. said...

Drooooool* That looks so fricking yumm. <3

& I found the top on the sales rack it's so pretty thankyou :D

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Clara said...

nham! *-*

Julie Khuu said...

I don't bake but I sure can appreciate the smell of fresh goodies wafting through the air...this post looks deliciously divine...You're such a tease, I want sweets now! Thanks for sharing, Happy Weekend hun!

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

Sarah said...

Yumm! Ohmygoodness! I'm starving now. Haha, seem ssimply I'm SO making this!

Hannah. said...

Yummmm, looks so so tasty! :) xxx

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Emma said...

Ha! Mmm! Flapjack, granola... whatever, looks delicious! x

Adrienne said...

I shouldn't be seeing such delicious posts. Stop it right this instant lol. ♥

MJonas_ said...

your blog is so cute and amazing!!
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UnaBb said...

thank you so much for your comments!<3
and this looks soo deliish!

pearlslaceandruffles said...

That looks SO yummy! Mmmm! xo

StephanieDJL said...

Flapjack/granola either way it looks immense! mmmm

MICHELLE said...

Yay for making your own granola!! I could have it for breakfast, snacktime, and dessert - love it so much. Your outfits are adorable, so glad I stumbled upon your blog!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi there, lovely to meet you over on My Passport to Style! Yipee another UK blogger if I'm not mistaken, I love meeting bloggers from all over, but it also nice to meet those in your own backyard. Yummy receipe and I love the original feel of your blog! Happy Sunday. Sharon xx

Caz said...

That looks so good and I wouldn't mind if it turned out like flapjack haha!
xx

NRC said...

Oh that looks soo yummy!!!