Monday, 10 September 2012

Monday Morning Flap

Monday morning is not my favourite time of the week by any stretch of the imagination. I'm usually tired and slow to warm up on Monday mornings, so getting my lunch box ready on a Sunday night is a must! Organisation is the key for my Mondays, as otherwise 1 O'Clock comes and I am truly underwhelmed and regretting my lack of imagination when I peer into my lunch box. So last night I decided to whip up a batch of flapjacks before bed so I'd have a tasty treat in my lunch box to brighten up my Monday. The smell wafting through the apartment was incredible. In order to safeguard a few of these crunchy treats I had to hide a few for myself so as Molly didn't eat them all!

No Fuss Flapjacks


Ingredients:
250g Rolled Oats
60g Butter
75g Brown Sugar
3 tbsps of golden syrup
Pinch of salt

Optional:
60g of raspberries (mashed)
100g of chocolate

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease a tin or dish (approximately 23cm in diameter). 
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Once melted at the sugar, stirring continuously. Then add the   
    salt and golden syrup and mix with the butter mixture.
3. Pour in the outs and mix until the oats are well coated with the butter mix.
4. Place in the oven and cook for 15-20mins.
5. Remove from oven and leave to cool. The flapjacks will get crispy as they cool. Then cut into 
    squares and place in an air tight container or tin.

                               
                                   





E-D's Notes
- Sometimes to mix things up I like to add extras into my flapjack to make them (if possible!) 
  even tastier. You can try mashing some raspberries up. When pouring the oats mix into the 
   greased dish, only pour half in, then add the raspberry mix and cover over with the remaining 
   oats. 
- Alternatively why not break up your favourite chocolate bar and put it into the oat mix and stir 
  until evenly distributed throughout the pot. Chocolatey heaven in the form of a flapjack. It's a
  whole lot of lovely.
- Try not to eat your oat mixture as you bake, it will result in a rather sparse looking set of 
  flapjacks once in the tin! Sometimes even though your mother isn't with you you should allow 
  her voice to resound in your head saying 'stop picking and tasting or you'll have nothing left to
  bake in that oven of yours'. Just a thought!
- As an alternative you can cook these for 5 minutes less and use 10g less butter. The oats will 
  not be stuck together on removal from the oven but will be loose, coated and deliciously 
  sweet. Scrape them from the dish and place in an airtight jar or container and then serve for 
  breakfast or an afternoon treat by mixing with natural yoghurt.


1 comment:

  1. Looks yum! I like to add dried fruit sometimes, dried apricots and cranberries work well! They add a nice chewy texture! Or else some chopped nuts and seeds are also scummy! It takes every once of will power to not pick at the mixture!! :)

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