One full year has passed by, good or otherwise, its still one full year, filled with learning, loss, happiness, vacations, memories, friends.
At the end of each year, i would always say "This year went by so quickly, this is the first year, i felt suddenly everything slowed down.
Each month was savored and filled with rich experiences.
Now i have come to realize that the year did not slow down, its ME who has suddenly slowed down and learnt to live each day completely rather than thinking of tomorrow.
I am enjoying this new "ME" where i don't just think of endless planning just to be in line with the society.
This new place that i moved to this year, has a very nice and healthy neighborhood. I have made a lot of new friends here. I must admit that good neighbors are a blessing.
This recipe is dedicated to all my lovely neighbors :)
1 Cup Wheat Flour
2 Cup Oats
2 Cups Chopped Dates
1 Cup Cooking Chocolate
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Boiling Hot Milk
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
Heat a kadai and dry roast Oats until you get a nice nutty aroma, Add Wheat flour and roast until the raw smell of wheat is gone. Add coconut. Mix it all together and roast for 1 min. Remove from heat.
Add chopped dates, melted chocolate, butter, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix well with your hands if needed.
Add boiling hot milk and knead the dough well. (Add Chopped nuts now, if adding them)
Grease the baking tray, flattened the dough, Sprinkle choco chips.
Bake at 180 degree for 30 min.
Once out of the oven, make the markings for the squares, it would be difficult to cut it once it cools down.
Crumbly soft, crunchy oats square is ready :)
Baking time : 30 min