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.

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11 thoughts on “Flapjacks”

  1. They sound yummy – flapjacks always remind me of a funny time when my hubby broke a tooth on one in a cafe in Norwich – one expects them to be soft and gooey … this one wasn’t. Oh how we laughed … well I did … inwardly … to myself. Am sure he’d be safe with these ones though!

  2. Mmmmm, lovely looking flapjacks! I always use demerara in mine because I like the crunch, but now think I might try your 1/2 and 1/2 as the sound of sugar melting into butter sounds good to me.

  3. Hubby has been nagging me to make him some more flapjacks for his working lunch. I must remember this version for when I finally cave in lol

    1. They are really quick to make, so if you do cave in, they won’t be too troublesome. They are sweet though, hubby may prefer the fruity less sweet version I posted in Sept 09 for his lunchtime treat – or he might prefer the sweet?… Oh I don’t know, both are good. Now I am rambling…

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