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Nut and Seed Slab

Ingredients

1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup skim milk powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 cup coconut

Method

Toast the sesame and sunflower seeds in the oven until golden brown. Place the milk powder, peanut butter, walnuts, apricots, toasted seeds, honey, water and coconut in a bowl and mix together. Press into an 18cm x 20cm tin, chill then cut into pieces. I keep mine in the fridge.

Tip: Melt the honey, water, peanut butter in a jug in the microwave and it is quite easy to incorporate with the dry ingredients.

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Cooking Tips:

  • Basil, rose petals, mint, rosemary, nasturtium flowers or pods and other edible flowers are great as a garnish for your fine dining and are a pleasant alternative to parsley.
  • Finely chopped fresh herbs will produce a stronger flavor.
  • Dried herbs are almost 4 times stronger than Fresh. If you are cooking with dried herbs and your recipe calls for fresh herbs you can reduce the amount accordingly.
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