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Member Name: mwah_xx
Advantages: Porridge oats are good for you......very very yummy
Disadvantages: Sugar is bad for your teeth
This is the easiest recipe i have ever come across for flapjacks - so easy I tend to make a couple of batches a week to eat! I keep experimenting with adding different ingredients, but below is the basic flapjack recipe!
25g (or 1 tbsp!) caster sugar
5 tbsp golden syrup
200g porridge oats
1. Cut the butter into chunks and melt in the microwave with the sugar. Best way to do this pop in on high for 1m30s and then stir before microwaving for another 1m30s
2. Add the golden syprup to the melted butter mixture, if you don't have a tablespoon guesstimate with 6 dessert spoons!
3. Mix in the porridge oats
4. Microwave on high for 3m30s - 4m
5. Whilst microwaving, line a flat dish with baking paper
6. Once microwave pings, give mixture a stir, and then transfer to rectangular dish (think lasagne dish!), pressing down
7. Cool and pop in the fridge.
Result - gooey sticky flapjacks!
These are so easy and CHEAP to make that I love to experiment and see what else I can make with it! I have made fat and thin flapjacks and added a variety of fillings - some work, some don't!
The old standard is chocolate on the top! Once the flapjacks are cooled, melt 150-200g of milk chocolate (microwave again!) pour over flapjack and spread to even consistency. Pop in fridge until set
- Raisins and Chocolate
Once you take the flapjacks out of the microwave add 100g of raisins (or indeed any dried fruit) stir in and then transfer to the rectangular dish
As above for the chocolate!
- This didn't work so well, once I took the flapjacks out of the microwave I attempted to stir the chocolate drops in and transfer to the final dish - they melted! Still tasted nice though!
Other variations that I want to try include:
Spreading a thin layer of flapjack into a smaller dish, spreading with a layer of jam (strawberry or raspberry) and then adding a second layer of flapjack on top before cutting into bars
Cashew nuts - as with the raisins!
Any other suggestions are welcome!
Porridge Oats -£1.50 for 1kg bag - will make 5 batches!
Butter - £1 for 250g - will make 2 batches
Golden Syrup - £2 for 500ml, will make about 5 batches
Cheap and cheerful!
My other half was apprehensive at first surrounding these "microwaved" and therefore not "proper" flapjacks, however these have hit the correct seal of approval, being dense, oaty and chewy/gooey - melt in the mouth!
Summary: Baking in 5 minutes - Nigella eat your heat out