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Sunday, 27 January 2008

How to make really awesome flapjacks

Also known as "this is a cooking post" designed to teach y'all in the rest of the world how to cook one of the easiest and yummiest UK treats: flapjacks!

I used this recipe as a base, but I've made the necessary UK-US translations for you all, and I've done it all Pioneer Woman Cooks style, because, well, why not?

First, gather your ingredients: (UK peeps can go to the recipe linked above and follow from there)
* 3 cups quick (but not instant) oats
* 6 T Golden Syrup (look for it in the "British" aisle of your supermarket, or in a specialty-foods shop)
* 6 T sugar
* 1 stick plus 1 T butter or margarine

Bung your butter in a medium to large saucepan

butter in the pan

and put it on a heat high enough to melt it but low enough to not brown it.

Add to that the sugar


and the Golden Syrup

golden syrup

to the butter.

(and I may I just say? mmmm. Golden Syrup.)

golden syrup yum!

Melt everything together,

butter-sugar-golden syrup mix

then add the oats.

oaty goodness

Turn off the heat, and stir to mix.

While you're doing that, butter the pan.

butter the pan

(or use cooking spray)

Dump in the oaty sugary goodness mixture in a 9x9 inch baking pan (I used a 7x10 inch pan)and pat it down.

adding to the pan

Keep pressing down firmly until the oats are all packed together. This will prevent the dreaded crumbly flapjack.

push firmly!

Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from oven, wait 5 minutes, and cut into squares or delicious bar shapes. Wait another 20 minutes or so (if you can) to let the molten sugar cool and harden a bit.

Mmmm. Delish!

finished flapjacks

1 comment:

Steph said...

Oooooooooooooooh, sounds good!