Baking flapjack & the comforts of home

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I love flapjack,but not the over sweet stuff you can buy in the shops,I mean the lovely oaty,crumbly flapjack you can make at home cheaply and is ideal for lunch boxes and keeps well in a sealed container. So yesterday I made some using some dates I had left over from Christmas and they give the flapjack a lovely toffee flavoured hit.If you wish to make some yourself here is what you will need…

4 tablespoons of golden syrup

200g unsalted butter

100g of soft brown sugar

250g of jumbo oats

100g plain flour

100g of dates stone removed or you can use any dried fruit of your choice and needless to say chocolate works pretty well to !

pre heat oven to 160 0c/gas mark 3

in a medium sized pan add the golden syrup,butter and brown sugar and gently melt

meanwhile in a large bowl mix your oats and flour together then chop your dates and add to the oat mix.

pour your melted ingredients over your dry ingredients and mix well

pour into a greased baking tin about 23cm square and spread the mixture out evenly

pop in a pre heated oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown,then let cool slightly before chopping into squares and then leave to cool and set

Enjoy with a nice cup of tea/coffee and relax !!

It has started to turn colder here and rather grey looking and I am finding myself Β lighting candles during the afternoons just to give a little glow on such gloomy afternoon days. So I was pleased when my mum gave me a bunch of daffodils as they remind me that Spring is around the corner with warmer weather on its way and all the nice things Spring brings with it and the lovely celebration of Easter.

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I hope you are staying warm and cosy (not you lucky lot in warmer climates) whatever you are up to,Tabitha x

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Homemade flapjacks are delicious. I must make some! Your daffodils are super and I love your vase. We had snow today, but its very wet. Thanks for sharing all this loveliness.

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    1. All my children want is some snow so I am jealous πŸ™‚

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  2. aseparovic says:

    I’ve heard of flapjacks but have never eaten one before. They look yummy. I’ll keep them in mind for when it gets cooler over this side of the world 😎

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    1. Enjoy your sunshine 😎

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  3. I love daffs. As for the flapjack, I have my fingers in my ears and am singing loudly πŸ˜‰

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    1. Lol. Have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

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  4. Flapjack looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Margaret πŸ™‚

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  5. Georgia says:

    Mmm I’ve not made flapjacks in ages! Yours look yummy. I am not enjoying the cold anymore either, I’m ready for spring now too!

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    1. I love flapjack with a cup of coffee which is what I need to keep warm at the moment as its just getting colder πŸ™‚

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