Cranks Muesli – Granola Cookies
Our dearest and oldest friends( as in time span, not age) are of the Cranks family. Vicky and Michael Evans became our life time friends in 1976, when we moved to Totnes in Devon. Vicky is the eldest daughter of the late David and Kay Canter, who opened one of the first Vegetarian – Wholefood Shops in Britain.The first Cranks opened in 1961 in Carnaby Street, followed by shops and Restaurants in many towns in the UK, including Totnes, where we had our first experience of Vegetarian lunches, at Cranks restaurant in Dartington, near Totnes.
From all the delicious meals we had there, my fondest memory, which makes my mouth water at the thought of them, is the cheese and cress baps. The recipe for these is in the original Cranks book but I wonder if we will ever create them exactly like they did at the restaurant in those days, perhaps memories play tricks!!
I am the proud owner of the original Cranks recipe book, signed by Kay Canter, a lady who became a close friend .We spent many a happy holiday with her, Vicky, Michael their five children and our own two boys, in their holiday home in Cornwall. The Cranks book is now on life time loan to my Step Daughter, who is a talented wholefood cook and Landscape Architect www.davieswhite.co.uk
You will see the original recipe for the Cookies attached and I hope you enjoy baking and eating them as much as we do. Kay I am sure would approve!
Cookies from Cranks Book
Oven temperature 190c (375f or gas 5)
225g Midfields Granola of your choice
50g raw brown sugar
100g wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
Make about 24
Combine Midfields Granola, sugar, flour,and almonds. Melt butter and honey in small saucepan or microwave. Add to dry mixture and mix well.. Place desert spoons of mixture on to greased baking trays. Flatten with a fork.Bake for 10- 15 minutes of until golden.Cool on wire racks and store in air tight container or freeze.