Traditional British Flapjacks
There’s something about flapjacks that just makes me love them, they’re so easy and versatile to make, and you can even make them a touch healthier if you so desired substituting the syrup and butter for honey and olive spread. After seeming to acquire a serious amount of oats for some reason unbeknown to me, what better excuse than to cook up some flapjacks with them.
Using up things I had in the cupboard, I decided to make things a bit more flavoursome by adding in some chopped place cherries and chunks of chocolate. I would have drizzled some on top too if it wasn’t for the fact that the remaining chocolate mysteriously vanished….. into my mouth.
If you fancy making some flapjack for yourself (9 squares) you will need:
250g rough porridge oats
125g brown sugar (only if not using cherries)
250g chocolate chunks
2-3 tablespoons of syrup (depending on how gooey you want them)
100g chopped glace cherries
1. Start by melting your butter, syrup, and sugar if using, in a saucepan big enough to hold your oats.
2. Once melted, turn off the heat and begin to pour in your oats coating with the syrup mix
3. Add in the chopped cherries and broken pieces of chocolate
3. Pour the mix into a greased bowl or onto grease proof paper in a square dish
4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until browned at 200C.
Let me know if you have a go at making these, needless to say..they didn’t hang around for long! What’s your favourite thing to add to a flapjack mix?