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Flapjacks

 

Cherry Flapjacks

 Cherry Flapjacks!

 

Who doesn’t love flapjacks?! Do you remember them at school? With hot custard? You had to have custard to soften it because without it you’d spend half an hour chiselling away with your spoon trying to break a bit off only for it to shoot across the room when you broke your way through! Haha!!

These flapjacks require no chiselling (hurrah!) unless you over bake them… But they’ll still taste nice if you do! If baked for just long enough, you will have lovely chewy flapjacks which are perfect to take on a picnic! (If you do over bake them, I recommend taking some custard in a flask on your picnic to soften them up – you don’t want broken teeth! )

My favourite flapjacks have glace cherries in them but you can just replace them for something else if you prefer! Maybe chocolate chips, fudge chunks, dried apricots, raisins, grated apple and cinnamon… whatever you fancy! And you could make them plain, just leave the additional ingredients out! Let me know in the comments below what flapjacks you make, and I’ll try a few of them out 

So here’s the recipe. I’ve included dairy free alternatives for those catering for allergies or following a vegan diet. As always please check ingredients of the products you use in case they have changed since this post. Gluten free oats can also be used.

YOU WILL NEED:
200g butter/ or dairy free margarine* or Pure
200g Demerara sugar
3 tbsp. golden syrup
300g rolled oats
100g glace cherries – some halved, some quartered –
or whatever else you’d like to add
*Stork block (not tub) is dairy free and soya free.

 

The ingredients I used

The ingredients I used

 

METHOD: 
1. Line a 7″ square cake tin with baking parchment and preheat the oven to 160*C
2. Melt the butter or dairy free spread in a pan with the sugar and syrup. Stir in the oats and remove from the heat.

Melt the sugar, butter or marg and syrup together

Melt the sugar, butter or marg and syrup together

 

3. Stir in the glace cherries or other alternative ingredients and press into your lined tin.

Stir in the lovely cherries or whatever you are adding

Stir in the lovely cherries or whatever you are adding

 

Press the mixture into a 7″ lined tin

Press the mixture into a 7″ lined tin

 

4. Bake for about 35 minutes until golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before scoring into squares or bars. Leave to cool completely (it will take a while)

Cool for 10 mins before cutting into squares and leave in the tin to cool completely 

Cool for 10 mins before cutting into squares and leave in the tin to cool completely

 

Makes 24 squares

So there you go! How easy and quick is that recipe? Go and make some and don’t forget to let me know what you add to them!

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