Cookbook:Basic Flapjacks

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Flapjacks in the United Kingdom (not to be confused with the American pancakes also called flapjacks) are a type of bar made using rolled oats, butter, brown sugar, and golden syrup. They're great for packed lunches and the like. This is a simple version with no fruit or raisins added.

Variation I – Standard[edit | edit source]

Variation I
Category Dessert recipes
Servings 10
Time 1 hour

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C (300°F or Gas Mark 2).
  2. Place the sugar, butter and golden syrup together in a medium saucepan and heat until the butter has melted.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the oats.
  4. Press the mixture out over the base of a lightly-greased 7½-inch (19 cm) square baking tin.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes.
  6. When baked, allow to cool in the tin for 10–15 minutes before cutting into oblong bars.
  7. Leave until cold before removing the flapjacks from the tin, then store in an airtight container.

Variation II – Less sugar[edit | edit source]

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F (180 °C).
  2. Beat the butter and sugar until the mixture is creamy, then stir in the warmed golden syrup.
  3. Work in the rolled oats and salt.
  4. Grease a slice tin baking tray size 10" x 8" (approx. 25 x 20 cm)
  5. Press mixture into a baking tin, and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until brown.
  6. When firm, cut into slices and leave in tin until cool.

Serving suggestions[edit | edit source]