This is a really simple recipe for a sweet, moist and chewy flapjack that is ridiculously simply to make. To enhance it a little bit, when the flapjack part itself has set, melt some milk chocolate together with a drop of milk until all of the solid chocolate is melted.
Pour the chocolate over the set flapjack and leave to set in a fridge. You could also try this with white chocolate and a raspberry jam layer, which is delicious!
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- 250g plain porridge oats (You could use some nutty porridge if you like, just don’t use anything that is flavoured)
- 150g margarine
- 75g golden syrup
- 75g caster sugar
Method of Preparation:
Put the margarine and sugar together and mix until they form a smooth paste. Put this over the heat on a hob and melt together very slowly until all the sugar is dissolved.
When the sugar is dissolved, add in the golden syrup and mix together.
Greaseproof a baking tin (thoroughly!) and set to one side.
Add in the oats to the liquid mixture. Mix thoroughly with a metal spoon, ensuring that all oats are covered.
Press this mixture down into the baking tray and try and make it completely flat on the top. You could lay another baking tray over the top to do this.
Bake at 175C for a slightly moist chewy texture for 25 to 30 minutes.
For a crunchier brittle flapjack, cook at 190C for the same amount of time. This higher temperature cooks some of the moisture out to make them crunchier.
You could also substitute the margarine for butter for an all-butter flavour.
It is also possible to try maple syrup instead of golden syrup, or to use 75g melted chocolate instead of any syrup at all. If you make chocolate flapjacks, then try adding 50g of chocolate chips for another dimension, and then drizzle a different chocolate over the top for ultimate flapjacks. You could also add one or two teaspoons of instant coffee powder for a flapjack that is delicious with a cup of coffee!
Serve with thick crème anglaise flavoured with vanilla, or with melted chocolate over the top. You could also serve with berries and yoghurt for a tasty breakfast, or you could even try it with crispy bacon and maple syrup for an American style taste sensation!