n North America a flapjack is a pancake, but here in Britain a flapjack is an oat bar, something between a cake and a biscuit. These sweet and sticky squares of yumminess are really quick and easy to make.
Go on… have a go at making some but here's a warning: If you make a batch, make sure you have someone to share them with because they are just too more-ish and you could find yourself eating too many!
You can flavor them with all sorts of things: cranberries, chocolate drops, cinnamon, sultanas or nuts but the combination of ginger and lemon is one of my favorites.
- 175g Butter
- 175g Golden Syrup
- 175g Brown Sugar
- 350g Porridge Oats
- Grated rind of a lemon
- 1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger
1. Preheat the oven to 150c / 300f/ gas 2 and line an 8" square baking tin with baking parchment.
2. Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat. Add the golden syrup and the sugar and heat very gently until the sugar is completely dissolved.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the porridge oats, lemon zest and the ginger.
4. Pack the mixture into the tin and press down. Bake for 40 minutes or until the flapjack is turning gold around the edges and starting to come away from the sides of the tin.
5. Once cooked, take out of oven and score into squares with a knife. Leave to cool slightly - about 15 minutes. Turn out onto a board and cut into squares all the way through. Leave to cool completely.