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By popular request, today’s post is a bit of an odd one for this blog…

It’s a recipe.

Not being your average domestic goddess, there are unlikely to be many more but since I was asked to post this, here it is.

It’s my method of producing that vital essential to domestic life – the flapjack.

Being on a gluten-free diet, I’m not a massive baker, but I can make this in my sleep and it goes down a storm at home, school, work etc.

I have even had requests for it as a gift, so it must be reasonably edible.

So, if it’s as rainy where you are as it is here, why not banish the blues with a trayfull of yumminess?

(I realise it is not the healthiest of snacks, but most nutritionists recommend the 80/20 rule for optimum health and happiness. I could cheerfully devote my entire 20% window of calorific freedom to flapjacks. And quite often do.)

BTW Goes very well with a cup of tea and a nice sit down.


The Official Make Peace with Housework Flapjack Recipe


STEP 1: 

Add the following to a large pan:

One pack butter (250g)

350g sugar

4tbsp golden syrup

(I find it best not to look too closely at how much good/bad stuff goes into this…)

Warm these ingredients gently until the sugar is dissolved.

Then let the mixture bubble gently for about 7 minutes. 




• Preheat your oven to 175 degrees

• Line a large shallow baking tray with greaseproof paper and coat the paper lightly with oil. 


STEP 3: 

Going back to your gorgeously gooey syrupy mixture….

• Add 2 or 3 handfuls of cornflakes and mix. (I sometime use a few chopped dates and a handful of desiccated coconut instead.)

• Mix in oats gradually until there’s no runny stuff left.

• Spoon the mixture into the tray and flatten with a spoon.

• Transfer tray to oven then scrape and lick gooey pan/spoons. (Carefullly, if they’re still hot!)



Bake in an oven for approx 16-18 minutes. 

(Mine’s a fan oven but still sometimes needs a few extra minutes. Check after 14 and see what you think.)

Allow to cool slightly in the tray before leaving them to cool completely on a rack. (If you can wait…)



Eat and enjoy!

Good luck – let me know how they turn out.


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