Want to know how to make unbelievably good Flapjacks?
Ones that are chewy and gooey and oh-so-good-you-know-they're-bad-for-you flapjacks? We made these mouthwatering treats for our recent glamping weekend and Oh My Goodness they are good! They are super easy to make but take a long time to set so make sure you make them a day in advance... good luck trying not to eat them as soon as they're out the oven!
To make about 10 good sized flapjacks you will need:
375g unsalted butter, 225g golden syrup, 250g soft brown sugar, 500g porridge oats and a hand full of raisons if you are so inclined!
All you need to do is melt together the syrup, sugar and butter until it is runny. Then pile in your oats and raisons. Make sure it is all mixed together really well as you want to ensure everything is coated. Then simply pour the mixture into a reasonably deep tray and try not to drool!
We made our flapjacks with and without raisons this time around. We used a muffin tray for the fruity version, which not only looks super cute but is also practical as it shows which is which and means that you don't need to try and cut them up fairly. Perfect!
Ensure you give your baking trays a good rub down with butter before filling them; these flapjacks like to stick to parchment paper so avoid it if possible! So, ready to go? Pop them in the oven at 160 degrees for 25-30 mins (15-20 if using a muffin tin like us!)
Once they are cooked they will look remarkably under-done. You will notice that if you shake the tray a little the mixture will wobble. . . This sounds strange, but it is right! You need to leave them for a day / over night to set properly. If you leave them in the oven any longer they get too hard and if you try and take them out the tin too quickly they will fall apart. Risky business here hee hee! The wait is long, but trust us it is worth it; this is how they get all gooey inside - soooooo goood!
Once they have hardened you can take them out of the tins and cut them to size ready for your picnic. As this is just sugar, butter and oats they keep for a good couple of weeks too ... if you can resist them that is ... we couldn't!
We wrapped ours up with parchment paper for the journey. Pretty and practical as it keeps them separate and looks beautiful! Who could say no to these now? Hee hee
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
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