Flapjacks - British crispy oat bar Recipe
Flapjacks - British crispy oat bar
Flavors of England
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Chef's Note

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.

For 6 servings

- 600g / 6 cups porridge oats
- 300g / 1 1/3 cups butter or margarine
- 250g (just under 3/4 of a cup) Golden Syrup (1)
- 200g / 1 cup caster sugar
- Handful of sultanas (optional)
- 2 Tsp. of cinnamon
  1. Line a baking tray with butter or greaseproof paper and pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F.
  2. Pour the sugar, syrup and butter into a saucepan and heat slowly, stirring until they are melted and combined.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and add the oats, cinnamon and sultanas, mixing until the ingredients have bound together.
  4. Spread onto the baking tray and pat down. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and cut into equal pieces while hot, leaving to cool before enjoying.
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Photo & collaboration : VisitBritain

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