Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Granola Bars - well, sort of...

I have made quite a few recipes from this cookbook and all of them have been excellent! Most excellent! If we ever make it back to London, I want to eat at one of his restaurants. For sure!! 
Ok, so yesterday with the weather nice and cool I felt like baking. Oh, whom am I kidding? I always feel like baking! I had decided to make the granola bars from this book. Hm. It started out fine, but I got somewhat hung up on the cooking the caramel part. The instructions weren't precise and I am not patient. At all!
It looked fine and it dumped out of the baking form fine after it was done, but then when I tried to cut it after it cooled down, this happened:
Granola bars? I think not! More like granola crumble. But most delicious granola crumble. Did I care that I had to eat it with a spoon? What do you think? ;-) In fact, I had to stop myself from eating the whole thing in one sitting!
So this morning, instead of packing a nice granola bar in Daniel's lunch bag, I gave him a little tub of the good stuff with a spoon. I have a feeling he won't mind either.

Of course I'll give this another try. I don't like to be defeated by recipes. Next time I'll try to be more patient and cook the caramel longer so that it hardens more and glues all the good bits together.

Sending you love and gooey goodness!

P.S. How do you like my chicken mug? My sister-in-law gave to it me a couple of years back and it's still my favorite "good morning, have a fun day" mug.

P.P.S. The weather is still blustery and cool and I LOVE it!! I know it'll get warmer again tomorrow and the rest of the week, but for today I'm enjoying feeling chilled... I might have to bake something else. Who know?!


  1. It looks like there are so many yummy things in that granola bar! I'd eat it with a spoon too.

  2. Personally, I'd prefer the eat-with-spoon version! I have to be careful of my teeth, and this way, it would be easier to ... be careful. :-)

    Very cute wake-up mug!

    Enjoy the coolness of today! It must be heavenly, to have coolness, living in the South.

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  3. Hi Silke! So glad that you managed to save the granola in some looks delicious!! I don't know if you know, but Mr O is a friend of mine? I would absolutely recommend any of his restaurants!! Sending love xx

  4. I love your granola crumble! Bet it would be good as a topping over yogurt!