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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

No-Bake Apricot Slice

We are having another extremely windy but beautiful Spring day here in Canterbury. The lawns look like they are covered in confetti from the cherry blossom getting blown around, such a shame as the trees had just come into full bloom. Always the way with mother nature though!

However, I managed to pick a bunch of freesia before the winds flattened them, they smell so beautiful~

It's way too windy to be outdoors working in the garden (which is what I had planned on doing today), so what else is there to do except spinning, knitting and possibly a bit of baking.

I'm trying to cut down on the amount of sugar I use and eat. This recipe does have sugar in the ingredients (biscuits and condensed milk) but I don't add any sugar to the recipe and I also leave off the icing as that is almost pure sugar - instead top it with a few tablespoons of desiccated coconut which is much healthier than icing it:

Apricot Slice (the slightly healthier version)

1 250g packet super wine biscuits, or any other plain biscuit would work, roughly crushed
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut + extra for topping if required
200g condensed milk (half a can)
120g melted butter
1 cup of dried apricots, roughly chopped

A slice tin lined with non stick baking paper

Put everything into a large bowl and mix it all together. Press it into the tin, pressing down well then sprinkle the top with the extra coconut and press that onto the mixture so that it sticks on.

Chill for a minimum of 2 hours, slice into fingers and serve. If you chill it overnight the biscuits will soften nicely, if you eat it straight away it will have a bit of crunch to it.

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