Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Flapjacks Are Not Pancakes.


Back at the homeland, when I was going to an all girls school in London we used to have a break around ten every morning where the teachers would stop to drink a cup of tea and the students would go down into the lunch hall where they were served a choice of warm French bread or warm chocolate chip flapjack. It was so very normal to me that only when we moved to the States and I realized flapjack was another name for a pancake did I fully appreciate those mid-day breaks. So to me... this takes me back to Year 7 and is definitely my ultimate comfort food. If you haven't tasted a real flapjack before, do yourself a favor and make a batch. The only thing you might have to go out of your way for is the Golden Syrup, ask around, I'm sure one of your local stores will carry it. Additional ingredients... If you're feeling especially English then you'll add raisins, if you're feeling like a Hudson then you'll add chocolate chips. Go on, have a go. 

Flapjacks.

1 Stick of Butter (Cut into cubes)
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup of Golden Syrup
2 1/3 Cup of Oats
1 Pinch of Salt

Combine the first three ingredients together until the butter is melted. 
Add a pinch of salt. 
Mix in the oats and transfer into a greased baking dish. 
Push the mixture down into the dish with a spoon. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Cut, Serve, Eat.

K

3 comments:

Laura said...

It's funny I've never known there were things called Flapjacks that weren't pancakes! There are a ton of places in Gatlinburg called Flapjacks!

I think we should have more tea time here in the States. That sounds wonderful.

meredith said...

Is the Lyle's Golden Syrup the same as Lyle from Bailey? I don't think it is, but for some reason I always thought that.

diana said...

Oh my--these look extremely delicious. THANK you for this recipe!