By a show of hands, who is in favor of the following proposal:
Every one of our illustrious politicians who voted to extend daylight savings time into October – and thereby added a very unwelcome extra hour to today’s fast – should be forced to fast for an additional TWO hours this evening…
And in the meantime, in keeping with a long-standing Our Shiputzim tradition, here’s the requisite fast day food post:
As I’ve noted several times, the dessert situation tends to improve dramatically here in TRLEOOB (=the real life equivalent of our blog) during the summer months, when the talented Shiputzim bakers have some extra time on their hands.
This past summer, one of the aforementioned bakers whipped up these yummy treats:
Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Adapted from here.
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1½ cups oats
- 1¼ cups rice krispies
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1½ cups chocolate chips
Combine the oil and the sugars. Mix in honey, vanilla, and the egg. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add oats, rice krispies, almonds, and chocolate chips.
Spread the batter into a baking-paper-lined 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the bars are lightly browned.
Cut into bars and let cool in pan.
!צום קל ומועיל