- STEP 1
Line the bottom and sides of a square 20cm baking tin with baking parchment and preheat oven to 180 C/ Gas mark 4.
- STEP 2
Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan, then with a wooden spoon stir them together on a low heat for a few minutes until melted. The sugar should be completley dissolved. If mixture starts to burn too quickly, lower your heat.
- STEP 3
When melted, turn off the heat and pour your porridge oats into your pan of melted butter/sugar/ syrup mixture and stir well, next add your cherries and pecans or whatever extra ingredient you desire (marshmallows, chocolate chips, any type of nuts or fruit ect...) into your mixture then stir around until your oats and fruit/nuts/extras/ are well mixed and coated into your syrup/sugar/butter mixture. After stirring well it should have all come together to make a sticky flapjack mixture.
- STEP 4
Now using a spoon, pour your flapjack mixture onto your lined baking tin, then carefully flatten down the mixture with the back of a spoon (you can also use a fork, or spatula) so your flapjack is nice and evenly spread out covering all of the bottom of your tray. Make sure you get it right into the tray corners so you get a nice square shaped flapjack.
- STEP 5
When you have finished setting your flapjack into your tray, place your flapjack into the oven for 10-20 minutes. Keep checking until your flapjack is golden brown, then remove from the oven and leave to cool for at least 45 minutes or more.
- STEP 6
When moderately cool, lift flapjack from tray and remove baking parchment then using a knife cut into 9 (or how ever many pieces you want) equal square pieces
- STEP 7
And there you should have your own homemade tasty and yummy flapjacks!