Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rickety Uncle

Original Recipe
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine [I used butter]
1/4 teaspoon soda [i.e. baking soda]

Cream margarine; add brown sugar. Mix in remainder to crumbly mixture and press into pan. Bake until brown.

See modifications below for more details.

Did it Work?
Yes. This is very simple, but fairly rich press-in pan cookie. Basically, you end up with a concentrated version of crumble topping. The simplicity of the recipe would probably make it a great one to do with kids, especially since there is no risk of over-mixing.

Important details: Use an ungreased 8x8 pan. Try and smooth the top as much as possible or it will crumble later. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, watching carefully as it can burn easily. Cut while still warm, or you will have a rock in a pan.

One piece, about to be eaten.

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