Sesame squares

Sesame squares

Release Date : 01-Jun-2014 | Name : | Category :
Author : Isa Du Toit


Recipes and Tips By Isa du Toit

Recipe:
Ingredients
140g/5oz butter
2 x T golden syrup
225g/8oz Oats
125g/4oz golden granulated sugar
50g/2oz sesame seeds
50g/2oz sultanas

Method
Heat the oven to 180C/350F
Gently melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan. Measure all the dry ingredients into a bowl, mix together. Stir in the butter and golden syrup. Press into a greased 9x7in./24x16cm baking tin and bake for 20 minutes. Mark into squares (or bars) while still warm. Leave to cool in the tin until almost cool, then turn out onto a board. Cut into squares and leave to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Hints
The size of the tin doesn’t matter - just use whatever you have, as long as the mixture
isn’t too deep or too thinly spread. Marking the squares while warm creates
clear lines and makes it easier to cut later; leaving the squares to cool before cutting
completely avoids crumbling them (which can happen if you cut them while still warm.)

Good-for-you ingredients
Sesame seeds are a very good source of calcium; they also provide magnesium,
potassium and zinc; protein and iron vitamins E and B, especially niacin and folic
acid. Sesame seeds are rich in essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Oats contain protein, calcium, and some vitamin E; are a good source of B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. Oats also contain soluble fibre which can reduce cholesterol levels and provide slow-release
energy which can help regulate blood sugar and protect against diabetes.
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