Can you believe that on Friday… its Christmas Day? I am still struggling to come to terms with how quickly this year has gone! Over the last few days I made a bit of a leap and went from wordpress.com to a self hosted wordpress.org site. Whilst I’m rather excited to make 2016 my year of focusing on my blog, I still have so much work to do in order to get it to where I want! Thankfully the hubs works in IT and has been a HUGE help in getting it to where it currently is, so over the Christmas break he is going to help me tidy it all up.
I thought I would share with you a wee gift I have made for our extended family this year. Sometimes I find it really hard to shop for them so I thought… WHY not make something they can enjoy on Christmas day? And, well… thats exactly what I did!
This Oaty Ginger Crunch is super easy to make, is a perfect wee treat to have with a cuppa AND I’ve made it with low GI sugar so it makes it a little bit healthy…maybe?!. Team this beauty up with a jar and some ribbon and you’ve got yourself a homemade Christmas gift!
What you’ll need
– 150g unsalted butter
– 145g Low GI sugar (brown sugar if you aren’t going the Low GI route)
– 2 tbsp golden syrup
– 120g plain flour
– 1.5 tsp baking powder
– 1.5 tsp ground ginger
– 170g whole oats
– 75g desiccated coconut
– 150g unsalted butter
– 290g icing sugar, sifted
– 3 Tbsp golden syrup
– 4 tsp ground ginger
What to do
– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees c/160 fan force and grease and line a slice tin with baking paper.
– Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large pot over a medium heat, stirring to combine. Once all mixed together, remove from the heat.
– Sift the flour, baking powder and ginger into the pot and then add the oats and coconut. Give it a good stir to combine everything together.
– Press the mixture into the tin and smooth out either with your hands or the back of a spoon.
– Bake for 15 minutes then leave in the tin to cool on a rack.
– While the slice is hanging out, heat all of the ingredients for the icing into the same pot (rinsed out of course), stirring over a medium heat until everything has melted.
– Poor over the slice and leave to cool. Once cool, cut into slices!
From the bottom of my heart, I want thank you all so much for your love and support over 2015. It means the absolute world to me and 2016 will be bigger and better and I cannot wait to share it all with you as I have so many exciting things planned. Have a very very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year! Here is to a wonderful 2016!