Baking

Raspberry Crumble Squares

Raspberry Crumble Squares

I’m sorry for the lack blog posts, I’ve been feeling really under the weather and it has left me with nausea and lethargy. Not nice :(

At least the sun is shining more and spring is definitely in the air. We’ve been getting out with Louie as much as possible and he is loving it! He has so much confidence and loves going up to other dogs (the bigger the dog the better!) and owners to say hello.

One thing that must be done after a nice afternoon walk is to come back and have a cup of tea and a bit of cake. Although because I’ve not been feeling so well I haven’t felt like getting in the kitchen to bake anything. But when I came across a recipe on Pinterest  and saw how simple yet yummy it looked I had to give it a go.

Raspberry Crumble Squares

These go perfectly with a cup of tea! I’ve made these twice in a week now, which I think is a Pinterest first for me, and I just know I will be making these again and again.

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I think next time though I will double the quantities and make a bigger batch as they don’t seem to last very long! You could also have a lot of fun experimenting with the fruity layer and trying different flavours. I’m tempted to try a chocolate version!

The recipe is so simple its perfect for when you need to quickly put a sweet treat together and is an ideal recipe for a beginner.

You will need:

1 7″ x 7″ square baking tin

1 Cup Plain flour

1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

1 Cup Rolled oats

1/2 Cup Light brown soft sugar

1/2 Cup Butter

3/4 Cup Raspberry jam (or any other flavour you prefer!)

1/4 tsp Salt

Method

Preheat oven to 180C (350F) Line your square baking tin.

Mix together the flour, bicarb and salt.

Stir in the oats and brown sugar, using your fingers to break down any lumps of sugar.

Add the butter and rub together until fully combined and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Add 2 cups of the oat mix to the tin and pressing down until even.

Spread the jam over the top.

Add the remaining oats and press down gently.

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

raspberry crumble squares

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