09 May 2013

Feed me up, Scotty

This is a recipe which goes by the rather uninviting name of 'Breastfeeding Slice'.  Don't worry - there's no milk in it (that would be both weird and kind of gross, frankly) - it was given to me by a friend when I had Finn, as apparantly being helpful with breastfeeding.  Helpful by encouraging the mother to increase her intake of calories, going by the ingredients, rather than actually boosting the quality of her milk, but who knows, perhaps it does both?  Either way, it's really yum, and I've made us another batch for at home, and its been going in the boys' lunches - and they sure as heck aren't eating it for quality control! 
I mean, who can resist, really?  It's got chocolate, biscuit, nuts and seeds, dried fruit and the creme de la creme of baking - condensed milk.  So not overly healthy, no, but really good.  And a little at a time (it's pretty sweet, so a little goes a long way), gotta be good for you (and for Finn, I'm eating it for him, I swear!). 

1/2 cup each rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, raisins/cranberries, chopped up dried apricot, coconut, slivered almonds
1/2 pack malt or gingernut biscuits, crushed
1/2 block dark chocolate
1/2 tin condensed milk
125 g melted butter
  1. Mix butter and condensed milk. 
  2. Add everything else, mix and pour into slice tray (I'd line this with some greaseproof, or baking, paper).
  3. Set in fridge.  Slice up and store in airtight container in the fridge. 
NB: I didn't take a photo of the slice because, to be honest, it doesn't look all that flash - the oats, the seeds etc, not very photogenic.  But you can imagine it, I'm sure.