02 November 2008
This is... A favourite recipe that I'd like to share.
It's called Old Fashioned Raisin square among my family members. But I've seen various other similar recipes that are called some variation of raisin bar or raisin slice.
Anyway, moving right along.
Preheat your oven to 190 Celsius and grease and line your favourite slice pan, square or rectangle. It doesn't matter!
1 cup of Raisins, Chopped
1 cup of water
125 grams of butter
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of bi carb
1 teaspoon of all spice (or nutmeg or cinnamon or something similar)
1 3/4 cups of plain flour
Put the water and raisins into a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir in the butter and allow to cool slightly. When it is cooled, beat in the egg. Make sure to do it quickly or your egg will cook a little.
Sift in all of your dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until it is nice and smooth. Pour evenly into a greased pan and cook for 40 minutes.
Take out of the oven and allow it to cool completely, if you take it out of the pan too soon it will fall apart. I like to dust it with icing sugar too.
My suggestions for serving is with an afternoon tea, it goes perfectly with a cuppa! Or for something slightly more decadent, put one of the bars in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then put a big scoop of vanilla ice cream over the top! Yummy!
I really hope that someone in blogland will give this a try and see how delicious it is!