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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's back to school time and do I have the perfect afternoon treat for you...
Flapjacks in the U.K. are not at all like American flapjacks (pancakes). British Flapjacks are sweet oat bars that remind me of thick granola bars.
I had my first British Flapjack in Stow-on-The-Wold at a cute British bakery
in the Cotswolds over 10 years ago. The first time my husband and I had them we said to each other "these must be the original granola bar!"
I've been collecting Flapjack recipes ever since.
Most Flapjack recipes call for just a few basic ingredients:
Oats, Demerara sugar, Golden Syrup and butter.
Golden Syrup is the key ingredient for authentic British Flapjacks. Not all Americans are familiar with it. I don't recommend making British Flapjacks unless you have Golden Syrup. Lyle's Golden Syrup is a brand that is fairly easy to find in America. I purchased mine at Cost Plus World Market.
Let's Make Some Flapjacks:
Flapjacks are simple to make.
Butter, sugar and golden syrup are heated up over medium heat on the stove top.
Next the oats and spice mixture are added. Mix well making sure all the oats are coated.
The oat mixture is pressed into a well greased 8" x 8" pan
and baked for 15 to 20 minutes.
The Flapjacks are cooled for about 5 minutes and then cut into bar shapes while still in the pan.
Let them completely cool in the pan before removing them.
Enjoy with a cup of Yorkshire Tea or PG Tips!
Truly Great Flapjacks!
My latest batch of Flapjacks is from a recipe in the new