Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Andy Fairfield Granola


Over the long weekend I thought it would be fun to make my own breakfast cereal. The recipe comes from Nigella Lawson’s Feast & is really simple & the taste is amazing, it’s great with milk for brekky or just by the handful as is whenever a snack is required. It makes about 2.5 litres worth so you end up with heaps & I think it was definitely worth the effort. Mine cooked for 40 minutes in a fan forced oven & was probably just slightly overdone though not too much the worse for it. And by the way I’ve never eaten Granola before though I’m pretty sure its just muesli by another name so I don’t know how this compares to the store bought variety.

Andy Fairfield Granola

450g rolled oats
120g sunflower seeds
120g white sesame seeds
175g apple compote or sauce
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
120g brown rice syrup or rice malt syrup or golden syrup
4 tablespoons runny honey
100g light brown sugar
250g whole natural almonds
1 teaspoon Maldon salt
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
300g raisins

Mix Everything except the raisins together very well in a large mixing bowl. Spread the mixture evenly on two large baking trays & bake in a 170c oven, turning over halfway through baking & re-distributing the granola evenly during the baking process. This should take anything from about 40 minutes. Electric tends to be faster than gas.

Once baked, allow to cool & mix together with the raisins & store in an airtight container.


4 comments:

Rob said...

Thanks Ange, just what I've been looking for. I think I'll whip it up tomorrow. I assume it will taste a bit like toasted muesli but much healthier with a lower fat content.
Thanks Again.

Martha Craig said...

I made this a couple of days ago, and most of it has been shovelled into our mouths with our hands. It is so delicious, thanks for the great recipe (well, all the great recipes!).

Anonymous said...

arrgh curse the US and our lack of metric measuring utensils! any chance you could point me to a good metric calculator?

stephen said...

try this. great recipe, to... thx.