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
Add the following to a large pan:
One pack butter (250g)
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.
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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