So this is how I started my day today as most of my days. The stories do work their magic but at the end drills my brain into a sorry state. Soon the midday was getting more and more disastrous and as it rained cats and dogs. I called my hubby to see if lunch sounded like a good idea, but the creepy standard voice mail added fuel to my misery.
Staying in an Asian country, one of the best things I enjoy is pampering myself at a good spa and treating myself with manicure and pedicure, an indulgence with out fear. A great way to escape the blues of the daily grind at nothing costing the wallet.
I grabbed my ipod and a trashy tabloid and rushed to have a relaxing pedicure. Since it was summer, I badly needed a shinny coat and it was so great I wish I stayed there more for than couple of hours. I glanced at my watch it was time to pick my little darling. A great idea flashed into my thoughts on my way back why not bake some bars, My hungry prince will grab anything served after school. I looked at my bookmarked recipes, Mango bar sounded different and also would serve my contribution to WBB , event started by the lovely doctor at Saffron trail, stops by at Escapades this month.
Cool, ovens preheated, trays greased all set, and lucky I had some mangoes in the fruit tray!
Ready set go ……
All you need is 2to 3 ripe mangoes pureed
And some dry ingredients to make the bars
3 tbslp of Butter( original recipe had 6 tbslp)
½ cup brown sugar
¾ rolled oats
¼ oat meal ( original recipe had called for oat bran)
3/4tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2/3 cup walnuts chopped
2/3 cup plain flour
Cook the puree on low fire in a sauce pan for 25 mins. keep stirring it frequently and till the mixture is thickened and moist.
Whisk butter and sugar , add eggs and vanilla.
Shift flours , oats, oat meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the flour mix to egg batter and mix it till smooth.
Grease a pan and spread the batter and gently spread the prepared mango mixture over it.. Top it generously with chopped walnuts and bake for 30 mins at 175’c .
Remove and when cool, cut into bars and store them in an airtight containers.
It was great snack for me too and ideal for Rohan’s snack box.
Posting this recipe to Ruth @ Ruth's Kitchen Experiments for her Bookmarked event.