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To give everyone this amazing flapjack recipe?

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Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 13:52:54

Crispy on the top and a perfect chewy texture on the bottom.

175g butter
175g light brown sugar
175g golden syrup
- Merlot these all and stir
Add 350g of oats, 100g dedicated coconut and 75g sultanas

Put in a 30 x 20 cm tray and bake for 40mins at 150 degrees. Cut into 12 pieces when cooled. Die happy.

Arthur2shedsJackson Sun 18-Aug-19 13:54:27

A very big thank you from me!

Snazzygoldfish Sun 18-Aug-19 13:54:43

Thanks. I'll give that a go later

SirJamesTalbotAndHisSpeculum Sun 18-Aug-19 13:55:18

Love the idea of dedicated coconut, OP.

sackrifice Sun 18-Aug-19 13:55:20

How much Merlot?

Knittedfairies Sun 18-Aug-19 13:55:28

I think the Merlot probably adds to the taste.

LightDrizzle Sun 18-Aug-19 13:55:52

I'll omit the skanky sultanas but thank you!

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 18-Aug-19 13:56:15

Thank you! I’ll ditch the coconut, nuts work instead?

How do you weigh the syrup?

PeopleMover Sun 18-Aug-19 13:56:49

I thought merlot was a typo for melt? confused

IsobelRae23 Sun 18-Aug-19 13:56:57

Thanks you!

EssentialHummus Sun 18-Aug-19 13:58:17

Ooh! Thanks op.

Freefrops Sun 18-Aug-19 13:58:19

I’d rather use Pinot Noir. Do I need to adjust the quantities?

billy1966 Sun 18-Aug-19 13:58:44


sackrifice Sun 18-Aug-19 13:59:52

How do you weigh the syrup?

At a guess, scales?

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:01:46

Merlot goes in the side!!!

JudgeRindersMinder Sun 18-Aug-19 14:02:08

For weighing syrup, put a Little flour in your scale pan and shake it about so the surface is coated, then tip out the excess, then the syrup shouldn’t stick

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:02:11

ON the the sugar coma I’m slipping into from the unbelievable flapjack!

Freefrops Sun 18-Aug-19 14:03:17

In the side of what? The pan?

JudgeRindersMinder Sun 18-Aug-19 14:03:30

Thanks for the recipe OP-I like sultanas But May sub them for chocolate chips 😋

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:03:51

@PeopleMover it was a typo for melt smile

Cheeserton Sun 18-Aug-19 14:03:56

I do like a bit of dedicated coconut. So much nicer than that other coconut that never sees things through properly.

Freefrops Sun 18-Aug-19 14:05:15

But what is the coconut dedicated to? The merlot?

OkMaybeNot Sun 18-Aug-19 14:05:17

Chuck in some pumpkin seeds and that's basically the recipe I use. Bloody yum.

MrsJakeLovell Sun 18-Aug-19 14:05:55

Put the saucepan on the scales and weigh all the ingredients straight in to the pan to weigh the syrup.

Coating a spoon in oil helps the syrup slide off cleanly if you spoon it not pour.

And because it's flapjacks the measurements don't have to be absolutely spot on.

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:06:06

@JudgeRindersMinder oooh chocolate chips would be good, how about something like dried cranberries or little pieces of honeycomb?

howwudufeel Sun 18-Aug-19 14:06:53

Is it ok without sultanas?

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 18-Aug-19 14:07:33

Thank you JudgeRindersMinder. It’s a liquid so I’d usually measure it in a jug.

SuzieQ10 Sun 18-Aug-19 14:08:33

It's haven't any golden syrup. But want to make these. Would it work with runny hunny?

CakeIsMyFavouriteAndBest Sun 18-Aug-19 14:08:56

Is that a fan oven or normal as I wouldn't want to burn or overcook them. Love flapjacks but am useless at cooking them so want to try these!

DarkNoise Sun 18-Aug-19 14:08:59

With the Merlot and the Dedicated Coconut this has moved from recipe to Poetry. Pure Poetry.

SuzieQ10 Sun 18-Aug-19 14:09:31

Or perhaps the honey would not be quite sticky enough to hold it together. Perhaps I'll save it for another day after a trip to Sainsbury's.

Coffeeandchocolate9 Sun 18-Aug-19 14:09:46

I'm so pleased to see dedicated coconut is coming back into fashion grin

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:10:21

@SuzieQ10 I’m not sure, I’ve never done it. I personally feel golden syrup is integral to a flapjack recipe. It would probably make it healthier!

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:11:37

@CakeIsMyFavouriteAndBest I had it on 150 fan. Keep peeking at the top so it doesn’t get too brown. And press the mixture down in the tin before it goes in so it’s nicely compacted.

JudgeRindersMinder Sun 18-Aug-19 14:12:17

@Thequaffle stop with your fruity goodness! Let’s go for honeycomb 😂

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:12:22

@howwudufeel yep you can leave them out completely if you like.

Freefrops Sun 18-Aug-19 14:12:57

Is that a fan with 150 feathers? Or an electric one with those bits of paper waving out of it?

FiveLittlePigs Sun 18-Aug-19 14:14:26

I'm trying to find a loophole to justify these being a part of the Mediterranean diet that I'm on but failing miserably. sad

Apart from the Merlot, I can have an occasional glass of that! grin

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:14:39

@JudgeRindersMinder haha, yes, I think a smashed up crunchie bar might just be what’s needed to elevate these!

DontCallMeShitley Sun 18-Aug-19 14:15:05

I use a recipe with condensed milk and golden syrup but nothing dedicated and no Merlot or dried grapes.

which1 Sun 18-Aug-19 14:18:09

Glace cherries go well with this.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 18-Aug-19 14:19:22

I do a similar recipe. No sultanas and no merlot but add melted chocolate instead, about 150g worth.

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:21:08

@which1 yes they would! I wanted glacé cherries but they didn’t have any in my Sainsbury’s local so went with the controversial sultana instead.

Mamalicious16 Sun 18-Aug-19 14:22:23

I make this but no coconut or sultanas.
Mine doesn't make it into the oven.......mmmmm

MrsLinManuelMiranda Sun 18-Aug-19 14:24:37

Sultanas- No, no, no and no!

ChicCroissant Sun 18-Aug-19 14:28:21

Golden syrup sets after baking, so the biscuit/flapjack/whatever will be very soft when it comes out of the oven but will crisp up/set later. Not sure honey would have the same effect but nothing wrong with a crumbly flapjack if you have a spoon handy. Give it a go and let us know, if it is too crumbly then you'll have to cook a second batch with syrup just to check the difference.

JinglingHellsBells Sun 18-Aug-19 14:29:26

@thequaffle what is the AIBU? Maybe post in food instead hmm

You can add whatever you like to flapjack mixture within reason.

JinglingHellsBells Sun 18-Aug-19 14:30:51

Honey will not work- different setting temp etc and it's no healthier- both are sugar.

PasDeGeeGees Sun 18-Aug-19 14:32:25

I like a flapjack - cheers OP.

^ a nice Merlot perhaps?

ToEarlyForDecorations Sun 18-Aug-19 14:37:53

sounds delish. Nom, nom, nom

(were those remarks irritating enough ?)

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 14:40:35

@JinglingHellsBells I thought it might be unreasonable because they’re so good everyone might stop what they’re doing and get in the kitchen and start pouring Merlot.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 18-Aug-19 14:43:11

I think you all might appreciate the Protestant tray bake thread and its follow up thread.

TitsalinaBumSquash Sun 18-Aug-19 14:44:55

I make these using the granola or Muesli that my kids swore they'd deffo eat but then didn't, it works well and they then eat them as an after school snack. ... <<not bitter at all>>

Destinesia Sun 18-Aug-19 14:46:19

Is this from Lorraine Pascale's Baking Made Easy book but with added coconut and sultanas?

I've made these time after time, they're foolproof and delicious.

Duvetdazed Sun 18-Aug-19 14:48:57


"For weighing syrup, put a Little flour in your scale pan and shake it about so the surface is coated, then tip out the excess, then the syrup shouldn’t stick"

Bear in mind that will then add gluten to them. (lots of people eat flapjacks assuming them to be gluten free)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 18-Aug-19 14:52:52

Not keen on the coconut (dedicated or otherwise) can I add 100g of extra oats ?
Oats are a Health Food so it cancels out everything else wink

I like place unadulterated nothing added except maybe some ground ginger OR some melted chocolate drizzled across the top...but not both .

<<searches out bags of Scots Porridge Oats in pantry >>

BlackCatSleeping Sun 18-Aug-19 14:53:03

Just put the mixing bowl on electric scales and hit zero. Then pour/squeeze in golden syrup directly to the bowl until you reach the desired weight.

sittingonacornflake Sun 18-Aug-19 14:54:56

What does sittingonacornflake and coconut have in common?

Our undying dedication to merlot. wine

Pipandmum Sun 18-Aug-19 14:56:05

@MrsJakeLovell good tips!

onalongsabbatical Sun 18-Aug-19 14:56:36

Flapjacks sound perfect OP.
Y'all def need to try this sometime.

You'll need the following: 1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
4 large brown eggs
2 cups of dried fruit
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
1 bottle of whisky

Sample the whisky to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whisky again. To be sure it's the
highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer, beat one cup of butter
in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and beat again. Make sure the whisky is still OK.
Cry another tup. Tune up the mixer. Beat two leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried
fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fired druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it goose with a drewscriver.
Sample the whisky to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares?
Check the whisky. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon the sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whisky again and go to bed. grin

millimollimandi Sun 18-Aug-19 14:56:52

Put the tin of syrup on the scales and then take OUT the correct weight instead of adding it on....

BritWifeinUSA Sun 18-Aug-19 14:57:34

With the day I’m about to have I’d forget the Merlot and just chuck in vodka.

vivariumvivariumsvivaria Sun 18-Aug-19 14:58:39

oooooh, I've never mastered a flapjack - trying this!

onalongsabbatical Sun 18-Aug-19 15:00:33

Then pour/squeeze in golden syrup directly to the bowl until you reach the desired weight. Sadly, I exceeded my desired weight some years ago…

PancakeAndKeith Sun 18-Aug-19 15:01:26

I like the addition of merlot.

MrsJakeLovell Sun 18-Aug-19 15:01:46

Thank you @Pipandmum was starting to think it was invisible! grin

Coffeeandchocolate9 Sun 18-Aug-19 15:02:08

ormal porridge oats aren't gluten free anyway smile

For weighing syrup put the bowl or pan you'e going to be using on the scales and tare them first. Weigh syrup in that and Bob's your weird uncle.

EvenPhilip Sun 18-Aug-19 15:02:19

Loving the Christmas cake recipe grin

EvenPhilip Sun 18-Aug-19 15:05:03

I will be making these this afternoon with some Cava, as I am out of Merlot.
This thread has made me laugh.

Windygate Sun 18-Aug-19 15:09:59

winewinewinewinewinewinewinewine thank you, will try your recipe. My flapjacks make excellent paving stones

Destinesia Sun 18-Aug-19 15:41:44

I weigh the syrup straight into a large pan (ie put the pan on the scale then set to zero), then weigh in the sugar in the same way, then pour in the melted butter. Once that is all combined, I add the oats to the pan (along with zest of half a lemon or orange and a pinch of cinnamon or ginger)

IABUQueen Sun 18-Aug-19 15:43:08


Scrowy Sun 18-Aug-19 15:49:02

I thought that SoupDragon's flapjack recipe was the official mumsnet flapjack recipe grin

Freefrops Sun 18-Aug-19 16:53:50

Are ormal oats the same as orridge oats?

ImNotYourGranny Sun 18-Aug-19 18:59:15

I've just made these. I hope they live up to their advertising as I'm breaking my diet for these. grin

Destinesia Sun 18-Aug-19 19:42:20

my flapjacks don't stick together when I use gluten free oats confused

sueelleker Sun 18-Aug-19 19:45:10

I put the saucepan on the scales and zero them; then put the syrup in the pan.

Glittertwins Sun 18-Aug-19 19:46:11

I throw in chopped dates, dried figs, toasted seeds and chopped hazelnuts in as well as the dessicated coconut. I just bung enough melted butter and golden syrup to bind it all before baking

ImNotYourGranny Sun 18-Aug-19 20:10:08

Are they supposed to cool in the tin? I've just tried to put them onto a cooling rack and they've completely fallen apart. I think I've accidently made granola instead. sad

Shannith Sun 18-Aug-19 20:11:26


Holidaysmoliday Sun 18-Aug-19 20:12:28

Blindly that is a ALOT of sugar

Holidaysmoliday Sun 18-Aug-19 20:12:37

Blimey even

Thequaffle Sun 18-Aug-19 20:46:59

@ImNotYourGranny yes cool in the tin so it solidifies. You can score the top while warm so it’s easier to cut once cool

CSIblonde Sun 18-Aug-19 20:53:18

Coconut & sultanas is sacrilege in flapjacks. I'll stick to my foolproof Delia Smith or Mary Berry recipes.

ImNotYourGranny Sun 18-Aug-19 20:53:24

Leaving the rest to cool properly now. Unfortunately I had to eat all the crumbly bits. blush

Vasya Sun 18-Aug-19 20:54:56

I prefer Pinot noir to merlot, will it still work? And how dedicated does the coconut need to be?

Vasya Sun 18-Aug-19 20:55:52

(For real tho thank you, that sounds amazing!)

Branleuse Sun 18-Aug-19 20:56:47

Sounds good

CoolWivesClub2019 Sun 18-Aug-19 20:58:03

Yabu to put coconut and sultanas in flapjacks!

ImNotYourGranny Sun 18-Aug-19 21:01:02

They do taste good. More like Anzac biscuits that flapjack.

gerbo Sat 24-Aug-19 16:49:50

Just made these and wanted to say thanks as they're properly delicious, the best flapjacks I've ever made.

Where was the recipe from?

ilovesooty Sat 24-Aug-19 16:55:50

Thank you!

BikeRunSki Sat 24-Aug-19 16:59:14

I dontgat recipe but with ground almonds for the dedicated coconut. Can’t stand desiccated coconut.

AnneLovesGilbert Sat 24-Aug-19 18:40:29

Making these in a bit. Let me know if you want a savoury flapjack recipe!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Sun 25-Aug-19 17:47:35

A savoury flapjack recipe sounds amazing, @AnneLovesGilbert! Please may I have it?

BikeRunSki Mon 26-Aug-19 09:10:49

@AnneLovesGilbert - please send me your savoury flapjack recipe!! How does it stick together?

justmyview Mon 26-Aug-19 09:48:01

Another option is to blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, but only briefly, then bake in the tin as normal

This way, they don't fall apart so much. But don't blitz for too long, or you'll have no texture to the oats

Thequaffle Mon 26-Aug-19 17:00:29

@gerbo thanks! I used the same quantities of oats, sugar and syrup from Lorraine Pascale’s recipe, but I changed the sugar and added the desiccated coconut, sultanas in whatever quantities looked about right.
Glad they worked out for you!!

AnneLovesGilbert Mon 26-Aug-19 17:31:33

Cheesejacks for @BikeRunSki and @SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius

350g strong cheddar, grated
300g oats
100g butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3tbsp dried rosemary
1tbsp wholegrain mustard

Combine, pop in lined tray 20 x 30 I think. Bake at 150 for 30-35.

Very savoury and I make a batch most weeks.

BikeRunSki Mon 26-Aug-19 17:36:32

Sounds amazing @AnneLovesGilbert. Thank you. I am on the constant look out for kid-post-sport-snacks which are not ham sandwhiches or sugary!

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