Sunday, 11 February 2018

RASPBERRY JAM FILLED BREAKFAST SQUARES

RASPBERRY JAM FILLED BREAKFAST SQUARE

Happy Valentine ’s Day

Suitable for vegans


In 2016, I got a surprise gift of two cookbooks, by my daughter's friend, Mamta, who is a big admirer of my blog and always appreciates and enjoys my cooking. I was overwhelmed that day with those two books, it was not even my birthday, and she was just visiting us. What a kind thought it was of bringing cookery books for me? Isn’t it? After thanking her for such a nice gift and gesture, I told her that I will definitely try some recipes from those books and share them soon on my blog. She herself is a great cook, last time when I visited her, she surprised me with so many nice dishes, which I have to get the recipe for and try soon. Here I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart and wishing her all the best in her life, by selecting a recipe from the book and recreating it.


This is called real love, love does not mean romantic love between a girl and a boy, but showing gratitude, care and affection towards someone is also considered as love. In my opinion, love has many meanings and types, if someone is holding a door for you when you are entering a shop, is also called love for someone. If you choose to be a snow angel for someone and cleaning the yard of an elderly couple, that can also be called love. Love is when you smile at the strangers and get the smile back. A mother's love towards her children can be called as unconditional love because she cares only about the happiness of her children. I have written all this about love because I am posting this recipe on Valentine’s Day in the month of February when people normally say that in this month. love is in the air. If you ask me, love is always there in the air, you just have to notice it, give it and receive it.


The first time I had browsed through the cookbook, that is when I had seen this recipe and decided then and there that that will one of the recipes I will make and post it on Valentine's day. The author used apricot jam but I used raspberry jam. I thought if I use raspberry jam the pink colour of the raspberries will suit the theme of Valentine's Day. So here I am with the recipe, the name of the book is Food made fast-Desserts, and the author is Williams-Sonoma.



RECIPE
INGREDIENTS

  • 1, 1/2 cups brown flour (235 grams)
  • 1, 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (140 grams)
  • 1/4 cup Icing sugar (30 grams)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (185 grams) OR coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (185 grams) OR coconut oil for vegans
  • 1 cup Raspberry jam (315 grams)

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 325 degree F (165 degrees C). Grease a square oven tray or parchment paper inside the tray.
  • In a food processor, combine the flour, oats, powdered sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
  • Remove 2 cups of the flour mixture and set aside. Transfer the remaining mixture to the prepared pan and press it evenly over the bottom.
  • Drop spoonfuls of jam evenly, spread the jam evenly to the edges. Sprinkle the reserved flour mixture evenly over the jam.
  • Bake until the top crust and edges are light brown - about 30 minutes. Let cool completely in a pan on a wire rack. Using a sharp knife, cut into squares.

INGREDIENTS FOR JAM
  • 200 grams raspberries
  • 100 grams sugar

METHOD

  • Make a puree in the blender with raspberries with little water.
  • Mix raspberry puree and sugar together.
  • In a frying pan or heavy bottomed wok cook the puree with sugar on a low flame.
  • Keep on stirring; it will take 15-20 minutes to get the consistency of thick jam. Leave it to cool. If you are using a cooking thermometer, check the temperature when it is showing 90 degrees C, it means jam is ready.

36 comments:

  1. I totally agree that love is about showing gratitude - I love to bake for friends as a way of thanks. These look great!

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  2. Love certainly comes in many forms and is different for different relationships. These sure look amazing

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  3. Wow this looks delicious! I do so agree with you that there is so much more to love than the fluffy teddies and red roses kind of love! Thanks for lining up to #CookBlogShare :-D Eb x

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment EB. This is my pleasure to be part of cook blog share blog party, I am with this party from last three years.

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  4. These look like a great Valentine's Treat for my sweetie or for me! Thanks for linking up today

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    1. Yes, Deborah, it is for your sweetie and you as well. LOL thanks for your comment.

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  5. You are right, love is all around us but I find many people only think of love as those in a romantic relationship. It would be great if more people realised that small everyday things were love too. This recipe is great (especially as it can be vegan too) and it's on my list of things to make very soon! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and the comment. I am sure you will enjoy this recipe if you try it.

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  6. These bars will surely be a favorite at this week's Fiesta Friday party! They look so good especially with the raspberry jam filling. Thanks for sharing! x

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    1. Awww, thanks very much, I will check on Friday. Thanks very much for your visit and the comment.

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  7. Love this recipe perfect for Valentines Day..... Must try it out soon.
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    1. Hi Sharvari, thanks very much for a nice comment.

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  8. What a special friend to gift you cooking books just because, and you're so right Sadhna. Love is always in the air, we just have to open our eyes and minds to see and feel it. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day sweet lady and that you get spoilt with extra hugs and kisses from your Grandbabies and all who love you

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    1. Awww Michelle, Thanks very much for such a lovely comment dear. Yes we have to see and feel the love which is always in the air.Wishing you a happy Valentine's day.

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  9. I love how simple these ingredients are and they look fantastic- I love the jam center!

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  10. Unexpected gifts are so lovely - and I totally agree with your interpretation of love. Valentine's Day should celebrate all kinds of love. Your Raspberry Jam Filled Breakfast Squares look beautiful and so tasty too. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Sadhna!

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    1. Hi April, yes you are right unexpected gifts are really lovely and people should celebrate all kinds of love. It is my pleasure to be part of this party. Thanks for your comment and for sharing the post on Facebook.

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  11. This is a lovely recipe Sadhna and one that I'd love to recreate as I think my kids would love it too. Wishing you a happy Valentines day and lots of love throughout the year. Definitely agree that there are lots of kinds of love and it's a shame to forget that. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

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    1. Hi Corina, I would love to see your creation soon. Last time you surprised me when you tried my recipe. Thanks very much for the wishes and for your comment.

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  12. Sadhna this is such a great recipe. And I understand about showing love as gratitude instead of just romantic love. This is a wonderful way to show it.

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    1. Thanks very much Mary for your comment and all the support you gave me.

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  13. Yum this looks delicious! Raspberries are one of my fav!

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  14. Such a great take on love! You're right that it exists in so many forms! And you were right to add raspberries to these bars! They look delicious!

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  15. These look like treats! A delicious on the way to work breakfast! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

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  16. What a lovely gesture your daughter's friend showd with the cook books she gave you. I love what you've chosen to make from one of the books - it's a great choice and the use of raspberry jam was a great substitution. Thankyou so much for linking up with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x

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  17. We are going to love your Breakfast Squares! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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