Sunday, 21 February 2016

Baking with Heather's World - Flapjacks




Hey everyone,

First of I want to say sorry for this not going up on time last week and for being a week late. I had Cooked the recipe Saturday night and planned to upload on Sunday, but I had a rough night and day on Sunday so it never happened.

But here it is Flapjacks, this is a recipe my mum grew up making as a child and was one of the first recipes I grew up learning how to bake. We normally just find a basic Flapjack recipe and follow that one. For this time we used http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/6766/basic-flapjacks.aspx .

The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:
  • 125g Butter or Margarine
  • 100g Dark Brown Soft sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 250g Rolled Oats
  • 40g Sultanas or Rasins.
We decided to leave out the Sultanas or raisins as we wanted to make plain syrup flapjacks, this is down to personal preference. We didn't find this made much of a different apart from the texture not being as smooth. Do as you wish though. 

To start off we weighed all the ingredients and placed in separate bowl's. Then we melt the butter, syrup and sugar in a small pan on a medium heat. This takes around 5 minutes till the mixture is all melted together.






Take the pan of the heat and once the mixture has formed into a thicker texture begin to add the oats, I find that adding the oats bit  by bit stops them forming into a big lump and allows the oats to be fully covered by the sugar syrup mixture. Although you are adding the oats slowly work the mixture quite quickly to stop it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Once all the oats are mixed pour them in to a square tin that has been grease proofed.  Distribute the mixture evenly in the tin and put in the oven to bake for 30-to 40 minutes at gas mark 4 until they are golden brown.

Once golden brown take out of the oven and leave to cool for around 5 minutes then proceed to cut into slices. Then place on cooling rack and let them cool for a further 5 minutes.

Their you have it Flapjacks, this is such a quick and easy recipe to make. Flapjacks are the perfect snack food and something I love to bake as it's one of the first things I was taught to bake. If their are any recipes you would like to see on the blog please comment below, So I know what things you would like to see.

Thanks for reading,
Until next time,
Heather's World
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