I have several recipes for flapjacks, when I am feeling fruity I make the ones I posted back in September 2009, if I want something unadulterated I make these. They are sweet little beasties, so you can’t call them health food, but they hit the spot if you are looking for a good flapjack. A bit chewy, a bit soft, oaty and sweet. They are good for picnics and bike rides.
You can use 150g of demerara sugar or of granulated instead of half each. I just like the crunchy texture of the demerara in my flapjacks and I like the way the granulated melts into the butter.
Makes about 15 squares
150g (6oz) butter
75g (3oz) golden granulated sugar
75g (3oz) demerara sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
300g (12 oz) oats
Place the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pan and place over a gentle heat until the butter has melted. Mix well together and then stir in the oats.
Butter a 30cm x 20 cm dish and then pour in the mixture. Press down well with the back of a metal spoon.
Place in the centre of a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4 or in the Baking Oven of the Aga for 20-25 minutes until golden brown all over. Whilst the mixture is still warm run a knife around the edge of the dish and cut the flapjack into squares. Leave to cool completely in the tim before removing.