Cooking time: 25 minutes
Golden brown and brimming with golden syrup, the oat flapjack is a picnic pudding loved throughout the nation. The word flapjack has been used in Britain since the 16th century, with Shakespeare himself mentioning ‘flap-jacks’ in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, as reference to a common English pudding. However, the dish we know and love today was not created until 1935. Don't forget to pack some flapjacks in your picnic baskets.
Tips & Tricks
(1) A type of syrup popular in Great Britain; available at some supermarkets, specialty foods stores, and British import shops.
- Line a baking tray with butter or greaseproof paper and pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
- Pour the sugar, syrup and butter into a saucepan and heat slowly, stirring until they are melted and combined.
- Take the pan off the heat and add the oats, cinnamon and sultanas, mixing until the ingredients have bound together.
- Spread onto the baking tray and pat down. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cut into equal pieces while hot, leaving to cool before enjoying.
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