Less Noise, More Green: British Food: Flapjacks

Thursday, August 8, 2013

British Food: Flapjacks

Before we go any further, this recipe has nothing to do with pancakes, crepes, griddlecakes, or any other kind of breakfast cake. In the U.K., if someone offers you a flapjack, they are giving you one of these. Trust me, these are not granola bars. They are something else. They are flapjacks.

Now we can proceed.

Flapjacks could not be more simple to make and they are so good. Soft and chewy, but not too crumbly. They make great lunchbox treats. This recipe contains Golden Syrup and it is worth seeking out at Whole Foods or online. I am not being paid a promotional sponsorship by the company, I just love the stuff!


4oz unsalted butter
4oz light brown sugar
3 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
8oz of rolled oats

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 8x8 pan with baking parchment.
2. In a microwave, melt together the butter, sugar and syrup in a large bowl.
3. Add the oats and completely combine.
4. Pour mixture into the pan and press down with a spoon until even. Make sure to press into the corners.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden around the edges. The longer you keep them in the oven, the firmer they will be.
6. Let cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into 12 - 16 pieces.

Flapjacks will keep for a week in an airtight container, unless you live with Computer Man and Computer Boy, then they last about as long as it takes to cut them up.

Anyone for tea?


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