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fabulous flapjacks

Recipe by
Mellow Smithson
London, AL

Every teacher, every child, every recipient of these tasty English delicacy, has but one thing to say....."please may I have some more".

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fabulous flapjacks

  • 175 g
  • 175 g
    brown sugar in the raw
  • 2 Tbsp
    golden syrup (not maple syrup, sold in publix or world market, made by lyles)
  • 225 g
    porridge oats (quakers 1 minute works best)

How To Make fabulous flapjacks

  • 1
    Lightly grease a 18 x 27cm shallow tin. Heat your oven to 325F (160C) Storage: Keep in an airtight container and eat within 1 week
  • 2
    Turn on the Oven. Grease the bottom of your non stick baking pan.
  • 3
    Put the butter into a large saucepan over a low heat until all the butter has melted. Add the sugar and stir well. Dip a tablespoon into hot water (this helps the golden syrup slide into the mixture) then use it to add the golden syrup.
  • 4
    Heat the mixture gently for a couple of minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon but DO NOT allow the mixture to boil.
  • 5
    Take the pan off the heat. Add the oats. Stir them in really really well so that they are all covered in the syrup mixture. The mixture can look thick and dry at this point.
  • 6
    Spoon the flapjack mixture into the greased tin and spread it all over the bottom. Use the back of the spoon to push it well into the corners. Once mixture smoothed flat, put the tin in the middle of oven.
  • 7
    Bake the mixture for about 20 minutes. Then check to see if it is ‘Golden Brown’, it is usually slightly darker towards the edges and you can see it looking beautifully moist. I often do a further 5 minutes so the flapjacks are a true Golden color.
  • 8
    Take the tin out of the oven and leave to sit for 10 minutes. Cut the mixture into even squares whilst in the tin and the flapjacks are still warm. Then leave them in the tin until they are cold. If you try to take them out too soon they will break!
  • 9
    Serve with a lovely cup of tea or just grab one when you need a little sweet something.