Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe is for a tradional english cake/dessert/snack. everyone in my family loves this recipe, though its so old i cant remember where it came from. we all love it because its such a sweet, gooey, rich comfort food! its so easy to make, why not try it out? there are variations in this recipe, so you can try out the different optional ingredients, or even a combination of them!
- 8 ounces plain porridge oats
- 4 ounces butter
- 4 ounces golden syrup
- 4 ounces sugar (either brown or white, whichever is your favourite)
- 2 ounces chocolate chips (white or milk or dark)
- 2 ounces raisins or 2 ounces other dried fruit
- 2 ounces nuts or 2 ounces seeds
- Put the butter, sugar, and syrup in a saucepan, and stir ir over a medium heat until the butter has melted.
- put the melted mixture into a miXing bowl, and add the porridge oats and any optional ingredients you want to add.
- put the mixture in a papered tin, flattening the mixture with the back of a spoon.
- bake the flapjack in the oven at about 180c for around 30 minutes, or until the flapjack has browned.
- note: if you are using raisons in your recipe, you might like to cook the flapjack for a shorter time, or for a longer time at a lower temperature, because raisins can burn and expand with the heat.
- once you take the flapjack out, you should cut it before it cools completely because it will harden.
- if youre impatient, eat some warm (if you havent already!) but flapjack is just as delicious chilled.
- ***** if youre a chocaholic, i would recommend that when the flapjack has cooled completely, you melt a black of chocolate and pour it over, and wait for it to set. *****.
It always makes me wonder when after a lot of good reviews and then bad that it might not be the recipe that is at fault! Loved this, perfect :)
I thought this recipe was great because it was strait forward and at some part's entertaining! (:D 5/5 stars!
Have meant to review this a long time ago. i've probably made this flapjack recipe at least 10 times now. apart from the first couple of times where it was either undercooked or overcooked, the rest of the attempts have come out perfectly. I've found with my oven that i have to cook this at gas mark 3 and slightly longer by about 5-10 minutes. It's a great recipe and have made so many varieties with great success. made choccy chip ones for the kids and then turned them into energy bars by using a variety of sunflower seeds, pine kernels, raisins etc... for my cycling enthusiast husband! i won't be using another flapjack recipe!!