Heat Oven to 200c/400f
Baking pan -square 8×8 or rectangle 8×10
¾ cup cold Butter –cut into squares
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 ¾ Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1½ Old fashion Oats
1 cup Raspberry Jam or preserves-heat in microwave for 30 seconds
Cream Sugar and butter in a mixer until well blended.
Add Flour,salt and baking soda and cinnamon and mix until incorporated.
Add oats and mix well.
Firmly Press half the mixture evenly into bottom of pan.
Top with warm preserves and spread gently with a rubber spatula to cover oat mixture.
Sprinkle remaining half of oat mixture to cover all of the jam. Lightly press, but be mindful not to mix the jam into the oats at all.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until Golden.
Rest for 15 minutes and cut into bars while still a bit warm into rectangles.
let cool before indulging.