Food Monday ~ Sticky Fruit Flapjacks

Sticky Fruit Flapjacks
Pre heat the oven to 180°C

225g butter
350g porridge oats
50g demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
3 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons plump raisins

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, taking care not to overheat it.  Tip in the oats and sugar and stir well.  Add the golden syrup and raisins and stir until well combined.  The mixture should be fairly moist and quite loose.  Spoon mixture into a greased tray bake tin and flatten the surface so that it is even and smooth.  Try to push down the raisins, so they don’t burn.  Sprinkle with a little sugar and pop in the oven for 40 minutes, till golden and lightly browned.  Remove from the oven while it’s still a little soft in the centre, as it will begin to harden as it cools.

Allow to cool for five minutes, then cut into squares in the tin. Leave till completely cool, then remove the squares with a palette knife and keep in an airtight container.

9 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Sticky Fruit Flapjacks

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Padmini – If that is anything like our treacle it might be heavier and of a stronger flavour. You could try equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup (This is thinner, and not as sweet.) Let me know how you get on.

    Gaelikaa – How about a Microwave/oven combination? It would not take up as much space as a conventional oven.

  2. Red Top

    Allow to cool, cut into squares, keep in an airtight container?
    That’s it-?–when do you get to eat them?
    Is it like wine, you have to allow it to age?

  3. Brian

    Any chance of a recipe for shortbread like your mother use to make?
    Maybe it is on an early entry. It was finger lickin’ good..

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Brian – My shortbread is very different. I’ll ask my sister, she has all the old recipes and I think she still makes mammy’s special. I’ll post it up here if I get it.


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