Need something cheap, sweet & tasty to fill your lunchbox this week?
How about this super easy tray bake. It’ll fill a hole, and bop a sweet, after lunch craving right on the head.
If you were to have some chocolate lying round with nothing better to do, feel free to melt that & spread all over the top, but don’t worry if you skip that part.
- 2 eggs
- 125 g brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of oil or melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 170 g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 175 g chopped dried fruit. Use whatever you have; raisins dates, apricots etc
- 75 g chopped nuts &/or seeds again whatever you have in stock
Preheat the oven to 190/fan170/375/gas 5
Grease and line a shallow, baking tray about 30x20cm and an inch or two deep
Using an electric whisk, whip the sugar & eggs together until foamy
Add the oil/butter & water and whisk until well combined
Fold in the flour, fruit & nuts until all signs of the dry ingredients have disappeared
Pour into the lined tin and spread out even
Bake for around 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
Let coll in the tin to retain its shape, when cool spread melted chocolate over the top if you fancy, cut into slices and store in an air tight tub. I make these on a Sunday for the weeks lunchboxes, and they are still fresh enough to enjoy by Friday.