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.