Monday, 28 September 2015

Flapjacks


These are the quickest and easiest biscuit snack to bake at home and I like to have a jar of these flapjacks in the house - at all times..... they really only take about 5 minutes to prepare and then you just pop them in the oven to bake and as long as you remember to score them before they cool that all you need to do - they really are so easy to make......

Here is my basic flapjack recipe. When I want to ring the changes I like to add extras ...... I have been known to add lemon zest or vanilla syrup, crystallised ginger, sultana and dried apple, apricots or one of the many varieties of nuts and at Christmas last year, dried cranberry with orange zest..... there are so many options..... let your imagination free and add what ever you want... or at least let your store cupboard help you add those little extras that make a difference......

Recipe - makes 16 squares

150g soft brown sugar
225g butter (must be butter not margarine)
1 tablespoon honey
350g porridge oats

pre-heat oven 150C/ Gas 2

7" square butter baking tray 


Measure out your porridge oats and place in a large mixing bowl.


Cube the butter and place in a pan along with your sugar and the honey. Place over a low to medium heat and melt the butter. Stir until all the sugar dissolves but don't let it boil.


Pour your buttery syrup over the oats and combine thoroughly..


Tip into our prepared baking dish and pat out evenly to the edges.

Place in the oven and cook for about 40 -45 minutes.


 Allow the flapjacks to cool for a few minutes before scoring into cubes or bars. I like to have a square with my cup of tea when I get home from work so I cut mine into small square. But you can cut them into bars if your wish.


Leave them in the tin until cold then break into cubes and place in an airtight container.

Have a great start to your week - here's the printable.....
Love Lizx

 Flapjack