Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
- 1⁄2 cup margarine (I used butter buds and it worked great)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almonds or 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups rolled oats
- Melt margarine, combine with extract and sugar.
- Add oats and mix well.
- Press into 8-inch square baking pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
- Cool and cut into 25 squares.
Really very easy and quick to do. It is a little too bland for me. Maybe some nuts or seeds or chocolate would pick it up. Still worth having in the cookbook.
This is an old family favorite - my mother made it for us in the 50's but without the almonds and vanilla, just oats, butter and brown sugar. Here's some thoughts to fix peoples problems:<br/><br/>Use light brown sugar for the best taste - Demerara sugar works best.<br/>Always grease the pan before you put the mixture in otherwise it will stick.<br/>To get the right consistency you need to beat the mixture into the pan before you put it into the oven to get all the air out - I use a wooden spoon and beat every inch of the mixture down so that it's solid when it goes into the oven.<br/>When you pull it out of the oven, wet a large metal tablespoon and use the back of the spoon to smooth over the top surface so that it's nice and flat.<br/>Finally - use a pizza cutter to cut the biscuits into oblongs about an inch wide by 2.5 inches long about 10-15 minutes after you take the pan out of the oven. Don't wait for the pan to cool or they will break up.
Try creaming the sugar and butter instead of melting it. Also I added shredded coconut to mixture and melted choc chips on top. If squares are still too crumbly, add a bit of flour for cohesion.