I love a nice flapjack, sweet and chewy and without the guilt of a chocolate bar or slab of cake! These were one of the first things I made when I started baking and are simple to do. Very handy to have for a little snack around the house to tide you over till dinner time!
I like them with a bit of crunch to the top so usually bake them for almost 30 minutes, but if you prefer them slightly softer just take them out a bit earlier.
225g Golden Syrup
105g Demerara Sugar
300g rolled / porridge oats
105g Plain wholemeal flour
105g raisins / sultanas / dry fruit
Finely grated rind of 2 oranges
Preheat the oven to 180°C or about 160 for fan oven. Line your baking tray.
1. Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar into a pot on a high heat and stir well until the sugar is all dissolved and the mixture has come together. Bring it to the boil.
2. Put the oats, flour, raisins and orange rind into a heatproof bowl and pour in the butter mixture. Mix this all together making sure that there is no dry parts left.
3. Tip it into the baking tray and smooth over.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool for a few mins then take out of the tray. Allow it to cool totally for a couple of hours before cutting up into squares / rectangles. This time I felt like some chocolate so melted some milk chocolate and drizzled it over the top – totally optional.
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