Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Down Under Honey Raisin Bars

I'm back! After a very long hiatus, I am back with a vengeance, thanks for bearing with me guys. So a little disclaimer, for my Final Major Project at uni, I'm focusing on 'forgotten' vintage recipes, so I've found a bunch of them from various sources and I'm going to share the recipes here with you guys. Enjoy!

I'm not exactly sure what makes these bars Australian per say, other than the original recipe calling for the use of Australian butter, honey and raisins (I just used the honey and raisins that I had at home) but nevertheless, they are delicious. They are soft and sweet, and have no added sugar in them (other than the honey), which I think makes them kind of healthy. Not only that, but they freeze really well and you can then heat them up in the microwave when you want another piece.

Here is the recipe I was working from:

Down Under Honey Raisin Bars (makes approximately 12 bars)
Bare Necessities:
3oz/85g Butter
6tbsp Honey
3 Eggs
6oz/170g Self-Raising Flour
1/2tsp Salt (alternatively, use salted butter)
6oz/170g Raisins
4oz/113g Chopped Walnuts

1. Preheat the oven to 350F/175C/Gas mark 4.
2. Grease and line a baking tin.
3. Mix together the butter and honey.
4. Gradually add the eggs.
5. Gently fold in the flour and salt.
6. Stir in the raisins and nuts.
7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Once cooled, cut into bars and enjoy!