Flapjack Recipe

I say 'cooking with kids', but Sophia very proudly rustled up these flapjacks on her own the other day, the only help I gave was moving the hot saucepan and getting the pan out of the oven.  She even took this photo!  Flapjack is one of those rite of passage bakes on the way to becoming a cook, so the 5 year old definitely has a head start.  Bookmark the page and bake some with your kids this weekend.


Ingredients *

225g unsalted butter
200g soft brown sugar
4 generous tablespoons of golden syrup
300g rolled oats

1. Grease and line a brownie pan, traybake tin or roasting tray.  Pre-heat oven to 160C.

2. Melt the butter and sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a low heat.  Stir until dissolved, then stir the golden syrup in.

3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir the oats into the liquid.  Combine well, ensuring the oats are all coated.*

4. Press the oat mix into the prepared tin.  Bake for 30-35 minutes until firmed and golden.

5. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then use a sharp knife to mark into squares or bars.  Leave to cool in the tin.**

Read on for more variants...

* Variants - add one of these to the mix after the porridge oats and mix well:

Chocolate chip flapjack: add 100g chocolate chips

Chocolate & coconut: add 5 tbspn cocoa powder and 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Fruity flapjack: add 60g sultanas or raisins

** Or try chocolate-dipped flapjack:

Once the flapjack has cooled, melt 150g chocolate in a bowl over hot water.  Dip one half of each flapjack slice into the chocolate then leave to set.

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