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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Apple & Raisin Flapjacks



It's always nice to have snacks on a walk, and when we went up Pen-y-ghent my dad brought along some apple and raisin flapjacks for us to munch.

My husband declared himself a fan of this combination, and since I'm averse to buying these things in shops when they're so easy to make, I set out to create my own version of the recipe. I decided to use fresh apple which makes for a really juicy texture, but it would probably work just as well (and keep longer) if you were to use dried apple pieces.

Apple & Raisin Flapjack

Apple & Raisin Flapjacks
Makes 24

325g butter (Americans: that's 2½ sticks)
220g (1 cup) soft brown sugar
8tbsp (½ cup) golden syrup
750g (7½ cups) oats
1tsp powdered cinnamon
2 large apples
1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C

  2. Melt the butter, sugar, and golden syrup in a large bowl (quickest way: 4mins on high power in the microwave)

  3. While the butter is melting, core the apples and chop them into small pieces (approx 1cm square)

  4. Stir about half of the oats, and the cinnamon, into the melted butter mixture

  5. Add the chopped apples and the raisins (unsticking any that have stuck together in the packet) and mix thoroughly

  6. Add the remaining oats and stir until all the oats are coated in butter (i.e. no remaining white patches)

  7. Line a 25x35cm, deep-sided tray with greaseproof paper, and press the mixture into the tray, smoothing with a spatula to ensure approximately even depth

  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown

  9. Allow to cool in the tray until they are set hard enough to cut, then slice up and move to a wire rack to cool
Apple & Raisin Flapjack


31 comments:

lakeviewer said...

The recipe looks easy. The flapjacks look delicious.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a great and rib-sticking snack! I would love to make these for my 2 boys. They are always hiking, running, biking etc. and this would give them the energy they need.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Yvonne

Mama Hen said...

Hey Rachel! This sounds yummy! I will have to try it! About the award-it is well deserved!! Have a super weekend!

Mama Hen

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Um yum, that sounds good. I might have to make these for my parents next weekend.

lostinsophistication said...

I don't like the dry flapjacks I always insist on buying, and as you mentioned, it is easy enough to do. And knowing that they're juicy, I don't really have any excuses not to try them! :)

Brans~Muffin said...

Yummy! Thanks for the conversions too

Kel said...

Another delicious sounding recipe! I made your cookies from last week for my dad's birthday party today (along with the chocolate cherry cake). They were so good! Thanks again for the recipe.

Midday Escapades said...

Way to go! Sounds and looks yummy.

Lynn

smilla4blogs said...

They look delicious...and I agree the home made version is always better, and better for you! Thank you for the measurement conversion...I used to be able to do that without thinking, but have gotten out of the habit!

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Those look delicious! I have been substituting dried cranberries for raisins in a lot of recipes lately and have a feeling I might try these flapjacks with a cranberry twist.

Thanks, Rachel!

M said...

I love these. Can I use maple syrup in place of golden syrup? I'm not quite sure what that is.

Bitsy Baby Photography said...

OK,I have this strange urge to lick my computer screen!! These seriously look sooo yummy, heading out to buy some apples tomorrow and we're gonna give these a go for our sunday evening snacks =)

Together We Save said...

Oh my.... this looks so yummy!!

ScoMan said...

Looks good.

I need to invite someone over so I can cook for them.

MJ said...

Your recipes always look so nice - I wish I even had an oven here at uni!

Tabor said...

These look delish. I am sure that the oats compensate for the butter in terms of maintaining ones cholesterol levels...right?

The Empress said...

Oh, apple raisin cinnamon: what could be better????

Mary said...

I really like this recipe, Rachel. They are perfect for the backpack or picnic table. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Deirdre said...

That sounds so yummy!!!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Yum! I love flapjacks! Thanks for sharing, will have to try that one :-) Now your newest follower :-) Love from London x

Emily said...

Oh, yum! I'm going to write this recipe down. (And can I just say, I really love that plate? Because I do! I really love that plate!)

Kazzy said...

Is it mean of me to say it would be funny to hear a British person say flapjacks? LOL

Because here in the states, flapjacks is a country/slang word for pancakes, which are flat and fluffy and light. :)

These do look good though.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Rachel, Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I also was a little confused about this parable until I studied it.

In Matt. 13 Jesus is explaining what His kingdom is like. He tell wonderful spiritual truths using fictional, yet true to life stories.
In a parable there is only 1 central theme that is the true point. All the rest of the info establishes that point.

In this parable Jesus is not saying that the man was greedy- only that he found something so ulitmately spectacular and priceless that he sold all he had so he could get the more priceless thing that brought him perfect joy.

The focal theme Jesus was showing us and His disciples is that His kingdom is of such worth and incomprehensible joy that it is worth anything we have.

And the real gem is that it is free to us!

I hope that helps. I almost didn't post this beautiful parable because it is on face value misunderstood.

I am so glad you asked!
Blessings!
Yvonne

Velva said...

These flapjacks look delicious and healthy too. I love the name flapjacks...Across the pond a flapjack is considered a pancake. I love the semantics.

Melissa B. said...

These sound delish. And I LOVE that plate!

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

I should not visit your blogs in the morning, especially when I still have to do breakfast! You always have something yummy around,.. not good.

The flapjacks look so good. I am with Melissa, I love the plate!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

Looks YUMMO! I think my kids will like those! This is my first time here - I am catching up on SITs FBs that I missed. Glad I stopped by!

A Cuban In London said...

I love them. And my daughter made some the other day. Apple with something else. :-) Sorry, I can't remember, all I know is that they were yummy. And you're right, they are very welcome when you're on a walk.

Greetings from London.

Chef E said...

I am happy to inform you that I am on my exercise plan and had me some sugar free 'jacks today, whole grain with oats! Robert is not into breakfasty things, so I have to go it my own sometimes- although he is eating meet free lately, he does have to have something once a week, but it is going well...

Pinkangelbabe said...

I made these yesterday and so far everyone who has tasted them has loved them! Great recipe :D x xx

Anonymous said...

Im defo making theese!!! :)

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