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Flapjack recipe

(29 Posts)
SlightlyMadSugar Sun 24-Jun-07 09:05:44

Anyone got a tried and tested recipe?

I have all hte ingrediants but can't find my faithful school recipe.

Also I have some fruit and nuts to put in this time - do I have to take some of hte oats out?

Littlefish Sun 24-Jun-07 09:33:10

I've got the most fabulous one in the world!

8oz oats
8 oz sugar
2 oz golden syrup
4 oz flour
pinch of salt
2 pinch bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons of water

Melt the butter, water and sytrup together

Add the dry ingredients.

Stir

Add fruit/nuts/choc chips etc. (I just add them, I don't change the other proportions)

I have a fan oven and cook them at 150 degrees for about 35-40 minutes.

They are absolutely delicious, and the flour seems to ensure that they stay chewey, rather than crumbly or rock hard!

Littlefish Sun 24-Jun-07 09:33:43

syrup obviously.

ChippyMinton Sun 24-Jun-07 09:50:20

are 'oats' porridge oats or is there another kind?

SlightlyMadSugar Sun 24-Jun-07 10:19:13

Rolled oats I think - which I think is the same as porridge oats.

I brought Tescos own prridge oats yesterday and on hte ingrediants it says 'rolled porridge oats'.

I don't think you can use ready brek or other 'instant' porridge though

Daemara Sun 24-Jun-07 10:36:13

Coconut Flapjack

2 cups porridge oats
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 cup butter
pinch of salt (optional)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut *
1/2 cup sunflower seeds*
1/2 cup plain chocolate chips*

*coconut and seeds optional you can replace them with raisins, mixed dried fruit, cashew or pecan nuts, whatever you like

set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4


Grease a shallow baking pan.

Put the butter, syrup and sugar into a medium sized saucepan and melt together over a very low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. Do not let the mixture boil.

Take the pan off the heat and stir in the oats, salt, coconut, seeds, and chocolate chips, mixing everything together well.

Pour the mixture into the cake tin and press down with the back of a spoon or a plastic spatula.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Remove the tin from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into squares, but leave in the tin until completely cool before removing.

ptangyangkipperbang Sun 24-Jun-07 11:04:52

Littlefish - sounds lovely but how much butter please?

SlightlyMadSugar Sun 24-Jun-07 12:16:53

Littlefish - you havn't got any butter on your ingrediants list to melt!!!!

Littlefish Sun 24-Jun-07 13:56:34

Sorry - 8 ounces of butter!

SoupDragon Sun 24-Jun-07 15:17:12

No no no no no. THIS is the recipe you need. Fabulously gooey and delicious.

250g porridge oats (the cheap type, not large ones),
150g Butter,
2 generous table spoons Golden Syrup
half a tin condensed milk,
100g demerera sugar
baking tin, no bigger than about 18cm x 28cm

Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees c
2. Line the baking tin with baking parchment.
3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the sugar and syrup. Keep gently heating and stirring until all is melted and mixed. If it starts to boil take it off the heat!
4. Add the condensed milk and mix. Bring to the boil for about a minute.
5. Remove from the heat and gradually add the oats, folding them in. All the oats should be coated, and the mixture quite dense, but still sticky. Don't add so many oats that the mixture becomes dry.
6. Pour the mixture into the tins and spread about so that it lines the tin to a depth of 2-3cm. Don't squash the mixture in, just spread it evenly.
7. Bake in the oven for about 15mins. You should take them out when they just start to go brown round the edges, don't leave longer than this. If they're still squidgy in the middle that's fine, they set on cooking.

You can substitute honey for the syrup and change the amount of sugar - I use less as they can turn out very sweet. I've also substituted some of the oats for assorted seeds and they're fab covered with a layer of chocolate.

Littlefish Sun 24-Jun-07 15:34:51

Hey soupy - you dissin' my flapjacks?

SlightlyMadSugar Sun 24-Jun-07 18:09:20

Well I don't have any condensed milk - so it will be little fish's recipe this week. If I like it I will stick to it - if not I will give Soupy's a go.....

SoupDragon Sun 24-Jun-07 18:12:30

Yes I am, LittleFish The condensed milk in mine ensures the flapjacks are gloriously soft just like M&S ones. I did extensive research with the recipe!

One of DSs teachers actually felt the need to tell me how fabulous it was after it appeared in the school recipe book. (I was worried at first when she asked if I was DS2s mother but turned out it was about flapjacks)

Littlefish Sun 24-Jun-07 18:30:51

In the interests of fairness, I will try out your recipe Soupy. Mine, however are famed in the West Midlands and have been commented on by Ofsted inspectors at my school.

I'll take your teacher and raise you an ofsted inspector!

SlightlyMadSugar Mon 25-Jun-07 13:31:06

I don't care what your OfSTED inspector or DS's school teacher thinks of them

What I ned to know is how they compare to FabJacks from the Fabulous Bakin' Bros....

Littlefish Mon 25-Jun-07 14:09:21

Never heard of them SMS! Why are they so special?

Its just a confectionary brand. they make 'fabulous' muffins too and are rather good (as far as shop brough goes)

Peachy Tue 26-Jun-07 13:07:59

Ok, this is a lighter version of flapjacks ( ds1 can't have very much in the way of oats) and based on an annabel karmel receipe, but they sold berfore the school fete even started 9to the PTA members to go with their coffee LOL)-

100 g white chocolate
75 g unsalted butter
75 g golden syrup
60 g Rice Krispies
60 g porridge oats
50 g chopped dried apricots
30 g almonds, finely chopped

melt butter, chocoltae and syrup together; add dry ingredients, stir and pack into a tin and chill.

Also make with dried cherries or cranberries and hazelnuts / pecans and then I use dark chocolate.

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Wed 27-Jun-07 21:19:33

LittleFish passes the test. Was a bit concern about the non-authentic ingrediants (flour, water and bicarb) but actually came out rather well

Littlefish Thu 28-Jun-07 20:24:57

They only came out "rather well" SMS?. Weren't they delicious, chewy and moreish?

Littlefish Thu 28-Jun-07 20:25:36

Try adding dates and crystalised ginger - deeeeeeeeeelicious.

Or date and chocolate chip - yum.

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 22:56:17

Well yes.....I didn't want to upset Soupy too much

ScoobyC Sat 30-Jun-07 20:57:30

Feel a bit nervous to add a recipe as no teacher/ofsted recommendations but they're popular in our house! Also they use honey so an alternative for people who don't want them too sweet/sugary:

75g butter
2 tblsp honey
50g soft brown sugar
25g sultanas (you can add as much as you like really doesn't seem to make any diff)
1 large mashed banana (pref really ripe - ie the brown ones you don't want to eat)
200g rolled oats
GM 4 (sorry don't know elec equivalent)

The banana being overripe is v important as then it tastes really bananery (word?!)

twofalls Fri 20-Jul-07 21:23:10

hi scooby, just to let you know - I am not a teacher or a member of ofsted but made your flapjakes today and they were great. Really, really yummy. Not conventional with the honey. But great.

fedda Sun 22-Jul-07 21:14:47

How long did they need cooking for, please?

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