Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lazy weekend and some berries

It's just this kind of weekend here. One short trip for groceries, minimum time spent outside - to avoid the allergies, then books and tea. Love it!

Cats are also taking a day off. They took over our bed, taking only quick food breaks, then back to sleep. Oh, it's good to be a cat on a day like this.....

I'm also on a slower mode today. I tried to stay away from the kitchen as much as possible, but then as I put my dinner fish in the oven and set the clock to 20min, I thought '20 minutes to spare...'. And there was an idea - a big bowl of berries in my fridge, and a recipe that has been hanging on my cork board for the past couple of months. 20 minutes to prepare, oven will be ready - perfect!

Blackberry & Coconut Squares
prep time 15min, baking time 75min

250g self raising flour
100g of oats
300g brown sugar
200g of cold butter, cut in pieces
75g desiccated coconut
2 medium eggs, beaten
350g of blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1. Heat oven to 180C. Mix flour, oats and sugar in a big bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mix using fingertips until small pea-size pieces remain. Stir through the coconut, then fill a teacup with the mixtures and set aside.
2. Stir the eggs into the bowl, then spread over the bottom of a lined baking tin. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon, scatter over the berries. Scatter the reserved cup of crumbs. Bake for 1hr-1hr15min, or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool a bit, then cut into squares and serve!

The recipe comes from 'renew your subscription to Good Food magazine' leaflet. It has a post-it note which says 'I found this and thought of you'. Well, it must be a miracle because it really looks like my kind of dessert... Berries, oats and coconut is a combination to die for! I'll better grab another piece.....