March 6, 2013 9:59 am 22 Comments
This is one of our most popular recipes ever. I hope you like it: the ‘secret’ recipe for getting such a lovely soft chewy flapjack is to add flour, which is often left out.
Chewy Flapjack Recipe
4oz margarine or butter
Preheat the oven to 190c.
Melt the margarine and golden syrup together in a saucepan. Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients. Add the melted ingredients and combine.
Turn out into a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
Mark out the slices immediately after cooking, and when they have cooled a little, lever them out of the tray and onto a cooling rack.
Oats are full of iron, zinc and vitamin B. They’re a great slow-releasing source of energy, so while you can’t exactly argue that a flapjack is a health food, it’s a great deal better as an energy-boosting snack than a lot of commercially produced cakes and bars.
This recipe can be added to and tinkered with, of course. I like to add some leftover nuts and seeds, sometimes (sunflower seeds, perhaps, or a handful of linseed). You can throw in some chopped dried fruit – raisins, sultanas, currants, apricots or dates. Add some crushed cornflakes or other cereals if you’ve got some that need using up – or replace some of the oats with a handful of muesli mix. A pinch of ground ginger or a squirt of lemon juice and its zest can give it a touch of sophistication. Just don’t, ever, forget the flour! For a printable pdf of this recipe click here.
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Tags: dried fruit, flapjacks, flour, golden syrup, ground ginger, Nuts, oats, Seeds, self raising flour, sugar
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