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Classic flapjacks

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

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This flapjack recipe is perfect all year round

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  • 150g butter
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g porridge oats


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan oven

  2. Grease the bottom of a 20cm square tin then line it with baking parchment

  3. Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup into a medium pan and then leave so that the butter melts and stirring regularly

  4. Once the butter is melted, bring the pan off the heat and pour in the oats, making sure to cover each oat in the mixture

  5. Turn it all into the tin and make sure to spread it out evenly by using a spoon or a knife

  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until brown around the sides

  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool down for 2-3 minutes in the tray then remove from the tray and leave a further 5 minutes

  8. Cut the flapjack so you have four lines down and three line across, giving you lovely rectangle flapjacks

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Ivansellar's picture
28th Jan, 2018
Good basic ingrediants to get started making flapjacks. Would like to add chocolate and some fruit as its a bit bland. But good to workout the basics on how to make it. Every recipe i looked at had different amounts for each ingrediants, but this recipe the ingredients are just right and cooking times range from 15 mins to 25 to 45. But the 25 in this recipe worked perfect for me.
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Ivansellar's picture
28th Jan, 2018
As you cook the flapjack you will see the sugar bubbling and the oats do a weave motion, as it gets near ready the sugar will dry up and the oats turn brown. I would take it out and check as its difficult to see using the oven light and its easy to go past the cooking time. To know if its time to take it out the oven, press down with one finger and it should feel soft but firm and golden brown.You could also leave a bit a side thats uncooked so you can compare the two and see how much the colour has changed.