Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey and sometimes rice, which is baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal type consistency. Dried fruit, particularly raisins or dates, are sometimes also added.
CRUNCHY GRANOLA (copied from kak maisya's blog)
book: Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen by Kathleen Daelemans
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons vanilla essense
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped walnuts, pecans or slivered almonds
dried fruits (optional)
Preheat oven to 160 C.
Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. ( wani larutkan dengan air panas je)
Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy. ( setiap 10 minit wani keluarkan dr oven dan gaul supaya dapat bakar sekata )
When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time.
When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.