Irish Flapjacks


@Celestina9000 Among other changes, I added the cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg to the flapjacks. PS Irish flapjacks are not the same as American pancakes.


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Yield: 24 squared
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  • 12 oz
    butter (irish butter preferably!) ;)
  • 2 Tbsp
    golden syrup (you can substitute maple syrup, honey, agave or similar)
  • pinch
    freshly ground nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves
  • 4 oz
    brown sugar
  • 4 oz
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    rolled oats (i prefer old fashioned oats)
  • 1/3 c
    unbleached flour (i used a whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 1 Tbsp
    unbleached flour
  • pinch

How to Make Irish Flapjacks


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Melt butter in a large sauce pan.
  3. Add golden syrup or substitute, spices and both sugars. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes to infuse the spices. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour and salt.
  5. Add the butter/sugar mixture to the dry mixture. Stir well and spread into a parchment-lined Pyrex baking dish or similar approximately 10 x 15" (25 x 38cm).
  6. Bake in the oven on a middle shelf for approximately 35-40 minutes or until golden. The original recipe indicated a baking time of 20-25 minutes but that was not long enough for the bars to brown.
  7. Remove baking dish from oven and set aside to cool 10-15 or until firm enough to slice. Cut into squares then carefully lift the parchment paper out of the pan. Place the bars on a wire rack to cool completely.

    Store in a container with a tight fitting lid.

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About Irish Flapjacks

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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