Friday, 14 March 2014

Friday Flapjacks!

To celebrate the arrival of Friday (after a pretty busy week, we definitely need a treat!), here's my favourite and extremely simple recipe for flapjacks.

175g butter
175g soft brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
250g porridge oats

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 2 (150C) and line a 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a large saucepan over a low heat until completely melted and combined.
  3. Add the porridge oats and stir well to mix.
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 mins.
  5. Remove from the oven, and place on a wire rack STILL IN THE TIN. Don't make the mistake of trying to take it out of the tin as the flapjack will still be soft.
  6. After about 10 mins, score the flapjack into squares/rectangles. Only lift from the tin when completely cool.
  7. Cut along the score lines into squares/rectangles. Enjoy!
If you wish, you can add some dried fruit, chocolate chips or nuts in step 3 and/or drizzle melted chocolate over the top once cooled.

This is probably the simplest recipe which anyone can make - get the children involved too, just take care with melting and oven parts! The only problem is, you can't just eat one piece...