I was at a Farmers’ Market the other day and was attracted by a stall selling brownies and flapjacks. Now I hate brownies with a passion but I made some flapjacks a while ago and they didn’t taste half bad.
Here’s a recipe that, with a couple of tweaks, turns out really nice. The original recipe from the BBC Good Food website is here. Credit to Nicola J Little.
- 250g jumbo porridge oats
- 125g butter
- 125g light brown sugar
- 2-3 tbsp golden syrup/treacle (depending on how gooey you want it)
I used dark brown Muscovado sugar to intensify the taste
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
- Put 250g jumbo porridge oats, 125g butter, 125g light brown sugar and 2-3 tbsp golden syrup in a food processor.
- Stick the mixture into the microwave in a suitable bowl and microwave on full for 30 seconds. This softens the butter and allows it to mix much easier.
- Pulse in the food processor until mixed, but be careful not to overmix otherwise the oats may lose their texture.
- Lightly grease a 20x20cm baking tin with butter and spoon in the mixture. Press into the corners with the back of a spoon so the mixture is flat and score into 12 squares.
- Bake for around 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Once it’s cool(ish) break off a piece – to eat immediately for quality control purposes – and wrap the rest in foil to make it more chewy without it drying out.
- Try to make it last a couple of days, or overnight if you have children.