Friday, 13 January 2012


On Christmas Eve, I decided to make some crunchies for Chad. He had been asking me to make them for awhile. I have not made them for years and I mean that literally. They were Clint's favourites and whether I burnt them to cinders or made them perfectly, he loved them and raved about them. I now know I did not make them as often as I should have for him. I have not been able to make them at all since he died, it was one of those things that were just too painful to do, but I forced myself to bake them, because Chad also likes them, but not as much as Clint did. It made me very emotional though.

They are so easy to make, so I don't know why at times I burn them, other than the fact that I am not the baking type. It is a recipe that my mother has had forever and I used to bake them when I was at school. I stand to be corrected, but am sure I even baked them when I was in primary school at the age of  eleven or twelve.

One day Clint went to my mother's house to get the recipe and copied it from her recipe book and pasted into my book that I put odd recipes in. So just reading the recipe is very emotional, seeing his handwriting and knowing that he loved them so much, he even went and got the recipe, so that I could make them.


Melt 250g of butter and 1 tablespoon of syrup (use 2 tablespoons syrup if you prefer them more moist)
Stir in 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda
Then add this to the following mixture:
2 Level Cups of Jungle Oats
1 Level Cup of Desiccated Coconut
1 Level Cup of Flour
1 Level Cup of Sugar

Flatten out the mixture onto a greased baking tray with the back of a tablespoon.
Bake at 180 Deg Celsius for 15 - 20 minutes (insert knife to check if cooked)
Allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes
Cut into squares

Chad cut them up for me, whilst I was busy cleaning the house, so they are not perfectly shaped, but perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

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