Monday, April 28, 2008


Flapjack, originally uploaded by John the Monkey.

A cameraphone shot, I'm afraid, but of a flapjack, so take heart.

These things power me on the commute to and from work, and are both delicious and easy to make.

The recipe is as follows, and is based on one posted by "Cathryrn" on;

300g oats
150g 'flavourings' like dried fruit, seeds, choc chips etc. I used dessicated coconut, choc chips and dried fruit.
and sesame seeds
75g plain flour
150g butter.
3 tbsp golden syrup
75g brown sugar

1) Mix the oats, flour and flavouring stuff - ie dry ingredients
2) Melt butter, syrup, sugar in microwave
3) Stir into the oat mixture
4) Grease a baking tray
5) Wack it in and level. Press down firmly
6) 180 deg c for 20-25 mins. Check after 20 mins.
7) Take it out and leave it to stand until it cools!!
8) Cut into wedges whilst still ever so slightly warm

Pictured above is a jammy variant. I made these by following the recipe above, to step 3, then spooning half the mixture into the baking tray and spreading a layer of jam over it, then spooning the other half over the top and cook as per the recipe.


Auvery Eva said...

I may just try this - tho substituting the wheat flour with something not wheaty. The flapjack is the best mini package of energy food.

Mike1727 said...

You can generally cut down on butter in flapjacks to reduce fat content.
I don't cos I'm a bloater...