I take flapjacks very seriously. I have spent the past 6 years or so trying every recipe I stumbled upon with very varied results.
Either too dry, too plain, too sweet, too crumbly, too dull, too greasy, too sticky (never thought that would be a problem as I love ’em gooey). Anyway, I’m rambling. The search is over. This is the one.
Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World.
225g/8oz dried dates (maybe also try prunes, apricots or whatever you have in)
175g/6oz Butter (Marg works fine too)
3 tbsp Golden Syrup (honey is also nice, tastes less sweet and more ‘wholesome’)
3oz Sugar – Muscavado is best but any sugar is just fine.
12oz Oats – Use rolled, porridge, whatever you have – I’ve even made it with some muesli that had been lingering in the cupboard too long
As a ‘Chefs Treat’ try scooping the crumbs up that are left on your counter after making these and sprinkle them over a bowl of rich vanilla ice cream. Just heavenly…
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