Dried fruit & nut oat bars
Please don't be impatient when I ask you to repeat.
Please don't roll your eyes at me when I put the bloody verb in the wrong place.
Please don't make me feel like all the effort is for nothing.
Please don't laugh when I make a mistake.
Please don't embarrass me when I use a wrong case or tense (since you have a hundred of them and who the hell can remember it all when trying to say a simple sentence).Please don't think I am disrespectful if I talked to you with the non-formal form.
Please don't think that your language is better than mine.
Please don't think that YOU are better than me.
I am not dumb just because I struggle to speak your language. I am not stupid just because I am foreigner.
So can you please appreciate a bit more?
Can you be more understanding and kind?
Can you realize the struggles that a foreigner, any foreigner can have here?
Can you acknowledge that your task is to make things easier for us and not harder?
Can you please, pretty please, at least try, not to speak so quick?
Just give us a moment. Give ME a moment. Because everything that comes out of my mouth needs 10 times longer of thinking and planning, and everything that you say takes 10 times longer for me to process. It's not because I am slow in my nature, I bet I can bake a cake faster than you. And even if I was slower, so what?
50g almonds, chopped and roasted
50g walnuts, chopped and roasted*
60-70g dried apricots, chopped
2tsp chia seeds (optional)
3tsp/10g linseed (optional)
100g almond butter
*when I make this recipe the next time I am not going to use walnuts, they were not crunchy enough. I recommend using hazelnuts instead.
In a sauce pan put the almond butter, honey and molasses and heat on medium heat till they are all more runny, it's easier to mix it with the oats that way.
Pour over the oats and mix quickly till all the oats, nuts and dried fruit seem to be covered.
Press the mixture down into a square baking tin (mine was 18x27cm) and leave it for a few hours to set.
Cut into bars and wrap with cut baking paper.