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Whitehouse Fruit And Oat Bars

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Hi All:

I found this in the New York Times today.

Make sure the oats are gluten free and I think we have a great recipe here.

One question though.

I hate maple syrup.

What could I substitute for that.

Could I sub. agave for the maple syrup?

**White House Fruit and Oat Bars**

Adapted from Bill Yosses, White House pastry chef

Time: About 50 minutes, plus time for cooling

6 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral oil, plus extra for brushing pan

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower and sesame

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit, such as raisins, cherries, apricots, papaya, pineapple and cranberries (at least 3 kinds, cut into small pieces if large)

1 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, letting a few inches hang over side of pan. Brush with oil.

2. Spread oats and seeds on another baking pan and toast in oven just until golden and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes, shaking pan once.

3. In a saucepan, combine oil, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and salt. Stir over medium heat until smooth and hot. In a mixing bowl, toss together toasted oats and seeds, dried fruit and cardamom. Pour hot sugar mixture over and stir until well combined.

4. While mixture is warm, transfer to prepared pan, pressing into pan evenly with an offset spatula.

5. Bake until brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely. Using the overhanging foil or paper, lift out of pan and place on a work surface. Cut into bars, about 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches.

Yield: 2 dozen bars.

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Golden syrup works really well as a substitute for maple syrup.

I've never heard of golden syrup.

Is it like pancake syrup and can you find it in the grocery store.

This might be a dumb question :)

But I never liked pancakes either, so I am lost when it comes to syrupy things :)

Thanks Mack,

~Allison

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I've never heard of golden syrup.

Is it like pancake syrup and can you find it in the grocery store.

~Allison

Golden syrup is a very common ingredient in Australia and England where it gets used a lot in baking and in desserts. It can also be drizzled on pancakes or over porridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_syrup

It's not common in America but you will probably be able to find it at specialist fine food type stores. Or in stores that specialise in British foods and products.

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It's not common in America but you will probably be able to find it at specialist fine food type stores. Or in stores that specialise in British foods and products.

Then I know exactly from where to get it!!

http://www.wisechoiceuk.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6322

Thank you for that!!

~Allison

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Then I know exactly from where to get it!!

http://www.wisechoiceuk.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6322

Thank you for that!!

~Allison

If you need some ideas for your new tin of Golden Syrup, you can try making some of the famous desserts like:

Golden Syrup dumplings (not gluten-free but you should be able to adapt it)

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6557/golden+syrup+dumplings

Golden Syrup pudding (not gluten-free but you should be able to adapt it)

http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Golden-Syrup-Pudding-L2342.html

Anzac biscuits (cookies)

http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/gluten-free-anzac-biscuits-cookies-fid-247197

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