Birdseed Slice

Has anyone got the recipe for Alison Gofton's Birdseed Slice?
Many thanks.

Chef_sagitarious17, Mar 15, 12:35 am

Not Alison's but a nice recipe.

Birdseed Slice
150g raisins
120g unsalted butter
1/2 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
90g smooth peanut butter
150g rolled oats
150g pumpkin seeds
150g sunflower seeds
150g sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 170c.
Grease and line a 20 x 30cm slice tin with baking paper.
In a small bowl cover raisins with water and leave for 20 minutes to soak and plump up. This helps to prevent them from burning.
Place in a saucepan over medium heat and melt together the butter, golden syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from the heat.
Drain raisins.
In a large bowl combine raisins with the oats and seeds.
Pour the melted butter mixture over and stir well to combine.
Press the mixture into the prepared tin.
Cover with baking paper or foil.
Bake for 15 minutes, remove the paper or foil and bake a further 15 minutes until golden brown.
Cut while warm and in the tin.
Place in fridge and allow to set.

Chef_valentino, Mar 15, 1:38 am

Valentino is there something else l can use instead of peanut butter?
l was thinking maybe condensed milk but how much?

Chef_griffo4, Mar 15, 8:08 pm

I think you could leave it out or may be add more butter. Sunflower seed butter could probably be used or even coconut oil maybe.

Chef_timturtle, Mar 15, 8:25 pm

I've made this one (easier to link than to dig out my recipe book etc) and it's really nice but - warning - don't over indulge, it's really rich and can go from yummy to 'my poor tummy' very quickly.

http://mummiesinpinnies.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/alison-holsts-birdseed-bars.html

If you want to exchange stuff go for it, it's a very flexible recipe.

Chef_sampa, Mar 15, 10:22 pm



Hmmmm, peanut butter actually is like a binder but a binder that gives a firmer texture in this recipe, noted the syrup and sugar re sweetness. Condensed milk is too runny, very sweet and milky obviously.

Perhaps something like (dare I say it) "Nutella" or similar might be worth a try and see how it goes.

Need to think further on this.

Cheers

Chef_valentino, Mar 15, 11:03 pm



Hope that helps. :-))

Chef_245sam, Dec 25, 12:46 am

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