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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Crunchy granola...

...sweet biggrin

Righty ho, Neil Diamond fans. Here comes Doc's Ish Crunchy Granola.

You will notice that the main ingredient in my recipe is Ish. What is Ish, I hear you say (must be time to up my meds) well, let me tell you.

It is a form of measurement used to accurately(ish) determine quantities of a substance used to make up a recipe in amounts that are not really all that critical.

It can also be applied to the measurements for the handyperson when millimetres (or inches for those in the third world) are just waaay too precise.

You can see why NASA did not ask me to design their space shuttles, they want accuracy.

Anyhoo, this can be made up of pretty much whatever you have in your cupboard/store room/pantry etc

WARNING: Not suitable for people without teeth or incomplete control of their teeth - babies, toddlers, grand parents, drunks, politicians. Also, (when you add nuts), IT MAY CONTAIN NUTS so if you are allergic maybe don't add nuts - duhh. eek

Doc's ish crunchy granola

3 cups-ish rolled oats
1 cup-ish rolled wheat/rye/barley flakes
1/2 cup-ish wheatgerm
1/2 cup-ish bran
1/2 cup-ish sesame seeds
1/2 cup-ish crushed nuts
1/2 cup-ish sunflower seeds
1/2 cup-ish shredded coconut
1/4 cup-ish oil of your choice but not motor oil <---somebody will try it. Why do you think we have lawyers!
1/4 cup-ish honey

Preheat oven to 100*c (ish) (quite low) or if you have a cob oven, move the coals out of the way and kick the cat off the top of it.

This can also be cooked on top of a stove in a frying pan but keep the heat low and the pan moving and stir the stuff constantly whilst cooking.

You can also choose to eat this in the raw (the recipe not you).

I have done this but it is not for everybody (eaten the stuff raw, not eat it naked). In fact, I was not really all that impressed.

Step 1
Whack it all in a bowl and mix it up.

Step 2
Dollop onto trays. Spread it out in trays.

Step 3
Cook until golden brown or just before it starts to smell burnt.

Usually about half an hour but stick around so you can keep an eye on it.

When cool (the granola, not you) add as much as you want of chopped dried fruit: dates, apple, sultanas, bananas, more nuts, whatever, yadda yadda etc etc

If you look carefully and have a magnifying glass, you can see all the goodness in this mix.

This can be stored in an airtight container in a cool place for god knows how long and even longer in the freezer.

I wack it all in a great big zippy bag and stick it in the freezer.

I usually use it up within a month or two from the freezer. Pour in a bowl, add cows milk, goats milk, soy milk, water or beer <<----it all counts as liquid.

Should keep you pretty regular, too, I'm guessing eek

Until next time, remember those famous Neil Diamond words:

Deede-ee deet deet deet deet

deet deet deedle dee dee

(If that did not make any sense, you are probably a lot younger than I am. Google can be your friend). biggrin

Love, peace and mung beans

Doc wink

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