coconut flapjacks

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By Ann Hatzimangas
from Sligo

As far back as 1682 cake dances were popular in Ireland. Couples competed, the winners might have been the handsomest couple who were lightest on their feet, or those who danced the longest or a pair that announced their engagment. The winners who 'took the cake' then shared it with their friends!.The dances took place on the patron day (St. Patricks) or on special occasions like Easter. I've tried these flapjacks and for Paddy's Day, added some green food coloring to the coconut.

serves 15-18
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For coconut flapjacks

  • 1 c
    plus 1 tablsp. oatmeal
  • 3/4 c
    plus 2 tblsp. fine sugar
  • 3 oz
    shredded coconut
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • dash
    green food coloring

How To Make coconut flapjacks

  • 1
    Add a dash of green food coloring to the coconut, mix well. Mix the dry ingredients together. melt the butter and stir it into the dry ingredients, together with the beaten egg.
  • 2
    Grease a baking sheet, or line with greaseproof paper. Pile the mixture on it in small heaps of equal size. Or if you want, just place the misture in a layer and after you can cut it into squares or shapes.
  • 3
    Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes.