I've been collecting recipes for flapjacks for sometime now. Everytime I see one somewhere I print it out or write it down and make a mental note to try and make it as soon as possible and then promply forget all about it. Then at the end of last week A. brought home from school a recipe for flapjacks as they will be cooking them sometime next week during Food Tech and parents need to buy the ingredients that children will take into school.
I'll definitely be baking these again and again for A. to take to school in his packed lunch as he loved them. Here's the recipe if you'd like to have a go at making them yourself.
2 cups oats
1 cup self-raising flour (or plain flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
1/2 cup sugar ( I used golden granulated sugar)
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 cup sultanas or 4 tablespoons chopped dried apricots (optional) *
Preheat the oven to 160 ºC/Gas Mark 4.
Grease a large foil tray or line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a saucepan on the hob and then add to dry ingredients, mix well.
Press into the tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and cut into square while still hot. Let cool completely on a wire rack before removing the flapjacks from the tray.
* I left out the optional ingredients as A. doesn't like sultanas or dried apricots, other things you can add are chopped walnuts, chocolate buttons, pistachios, peanuts and maybe chopped marshmallows?