Apricot Oat Slices

20 minutes - 25 minutes
to cook

The day we tested these lovely, oaty, chewy cakes, I took them to a football club board meeting, and they all disappeared in moments.

The Delia Online Cookery School: Watch how to make this recipe in our Family Cakes lesson. Just click the image to play.

A picture of Delia's Cakes

This recipe is from Delia's Cakes. Makes 15

  • method
  • Ingredients


First measure the dry ingredients into a bowl, then stir in the butter quite thoroughly.

Next sprinkle half the mixture over the base of the tin and, using your hands, press and even it out to form a base without any gaps. Then arrange the filling carefully all over this. Sprinkle the rest of the mixture evenly over the filling and press this down firmly. Bake near the centre of the oven (or just above) for about 20–25 minutes until golden brown.

Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then cut into 15 squares, cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight tin.

Note: these can be made with the same quantity of any other fruit. I particularly like dates but these need to be simmered in 6 tablespoons of water for about 10 minutes in advance. Or you can use fresh fruits – plums are good


Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6

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You will need a Delia Online oblong tin 20cm by 26cm, 4cm deep with a liner

The Delia Online Bakeware range is now online and you can buy our Oblong Tin and washable and reusable Liner direct from Silverwood.

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