Cooking with Love

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July my Dearest Friends & Family

May your celebrations be joyous and your year peaceful and uneventful in a good way, a peaceful way.
May your only worries be if you have enough sugar, flour and spices in the pantry!!
May we all have a year of peace and celebration!!

To me America is either chocolate or apples. There is nothing more american than chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal or apple pie.
So I decided to bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. I copied this recipe online - and I am sorry to say that I cannot find the site now. But these are great. Very decadent. Very american to me. I guess tonight I will make something cinnamony & appelish....

Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 + 2 tsp vanilla
3 cups quaker oats
2 1/2 cups flour
pinch salt
1 tsp soda
1 can condensed milk
2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coarsley chopped walnuts

Beat together sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla till light an fluffy.
In a seperate bowl combine flour, oats, salt and soda. Add yo butter mixture till well incorporated.
I a lined pan with parchement paper put in 2/3 of mixture.

in a small pan heat and melt the chocolate with the condensed mil. add vanilla and nuts and pur over batter in the pan. Spoon the rest of the batter on the chocolate mixture.
Bake in preheated oven at 170C for approx. 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Refrigerate till completely cold.

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