Flapjacks, so simple to make but always a big hit in our house when I make them. My son loves them and they disappear quickly when I cook a batch. They can be easily modified to make different flavours and are full of oats which act to fill you up. I love these with a cup of tea at tea time or added to a lunchbox for a sweet treat. For added sweetness you can cover them with chocolate. I often wonder how they got their name. I assume it is something to do with tossing or flapping the ingredients together. Maybe they were created by someone called Jack. I imagine him as a pioneering wagon driver conquering America in the days of the pioneers, making a tray of flapjacks over an open fire. It is a mystery I may never solve but one to ponder upon whilst munching.
I decided to make flapjacks this weekend as I had most of the ingredients in my cupboard. My son got busy helping me and we made them very quickly. This is the recipe if you want to try it.
- 100g (4oz) butter
- 60ml (5 tablespoons) golden syrup
- 15g (1 tablespoon) light brown sugar
- 15g (1 tablespoon) raisins
- 200g (8oz) museli
- 100g (4oz) oats
- Pre-heat the oven to 150C, 300 F, Gas Mark 2.
- Grease a baking tin
- In a pan melt the butter and add the sugar and syrup.
- Take off the heat and stir in the other ingredients.
- Place in the baking tin and bake for 45 minutes.
- Cut into slices and leave to cool