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Flapjacks

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Introduction

I have been making these for years, it's a tried and tested recipe given to me by my ex-boyfriends mother! I think the recipe came from the back of a porridge oats box! I've tried many flapjack recipes, but these are my favourite.

I have been making these for years, it's a tried and tested recipe given to me by my ex-boyfriends mother! I think the recipe came from the back of a porridge oats box! I've tried many flapjack recipes, but these are my favourite.

Ingredients

Serves: 6-14

Metric Cups
  • 175 grams butter
  • 175 grams soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 250 grams porridge oats
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup or light corn syrup
  • 9 ounces quick-cooking oats

Method

Flapjacks is a community recipe submitted by Nickki and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 150C. Lightly grease a 20cm baking tin.
  • In a large pan, melt together the butter, sugar & syrup, while stirring. When melted, remove from the heat and stir in the porridge oats.
  • Pour into tin and smooth the surface with a spoon. Bake for 35-40 mins or until the edges are brown and the surface has turned golden.
  • Place the tin on a wire rack. Cut into squares after 10 minutes, but leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  • Preheat oven to 150C. Lightly grease a 20cm baking tin.
  • In a large pan, melt together the butter, sugar & syrup, while stirring. When melted, remove from the heat and stir in the quick-cooking oats.
  • Pour into tin and smooth the surface with a spoon. Bake for 35-40 mins or until the edges are brown and the surface has turned golden.
  • Place the tin on a wire rack. Cut into squares after 10 minutes, but leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  • Additional Information

    Baking these flapjacks at 150C and for a longer baking time gives you just the right amount of chewiness! These flapjacks are also really good with a few raisins or sultanas added with the oats!

    Makes 12-14

    Baking these flapjacks at 150C and for a longer baking time gives you just the right amount of chewiness! These flapjacks are also really good with a few raisins or sultanas added with the oats!

    Makes 12-14

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    What 7 Others have said

    • These flapjacks are just simply lovely. I sometimes add a twist with a hadful of sultanas and flaked almonds if I use the variation add a dessertspoon of rapeseed or light olive oil - they stay nice and chewy bit softer result.

      Posted by Pebble58 on 19th July 2015
    • Brilliant recipe. I have tried lots of different recipes for Flapjacks. This one is the best and also the easiest!

      Posted by Samwelly on 26th September 2014
    • Made 2 batches today, absolutely disastrous !!!!! Sadly completely fell apart both times, fabulous taste though. I guess I will have to mix chocolate with it and have crunchy flapjack lumps :)

      Posted by Hawkstone on 21st August 2014
    • How long do they keep?

      Posted by Ollycrosby on 6th June 2014
    • Just perfect. I have substituted butterscotch syrup for the golden syrup which works too and gives a slightly different flavour which the family love.

      Posted by Missyjussy on 10th November 2013
    • These are amazing!

      Posted by lost in dorset on 23rd March 2013
    • What is it that they say about the simple things in life being the best? In this case it's definitely true. :) Wonderfully simple and uncomplicated recipe... and so tasty and wholesome. Real comfort food for me.

      Posted by Aussie_in_Spain on 21st June 2012
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