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Flapjack

You will need:

4 Oz (100g) Golden Syrup
4 Oz (100g) Brown Sugar
5 1/2 Oz (140g) Margarine
11 Oz (275g) Oats
10 Oz (250g) Rice Crispies
1 handful raisins.

Preheat oven to 150C/275F.
Heat the margarine over a low heat, and stir in the golden syrup and brown sugar till well mixed. Add the oats, raisins and rice crispies and stir in until everything is all mixed together. Spread into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, and cook for 25-30 minutes in the oven. Remove, cut into 18 - 24 strips, and allow to cool.

Notes:
(1) This being the relatively uncivilised United States of America, you can't get Golden Syrup. At least, I've never seen it. They do have something here called "molasses" which may be the same thing, but I didn't have any. I improvised with some melted marshmallows, a staple of American cookery. I used about 10 Oz, but it seemed to do the job.
(2) As I've learned in the past, don't worry if the mixture still looks quite soft after 25minutes or so, it will cool down and solidify after you take it out the oven. If you wait until it looks cooked in the oven, it will be too dry / crunchy when you are done.

1 comment:

nick said...

Molasses is treacle, isn't it?

Looks like 'post your flapjack recipe' is the slow-burning internet trend of the last three years then.