I Baked My Childhood Flapjacks… & You Can Too!
We are currently in lockdown and I know the rules; No unnecessary travel, stay at least 2 metres away from people, stay at home… AND BAKE!! I think I’ve mastered the humble loaf, but I realised I was itching for a slice of cake or at least a sweet baked treat. But here’s the problem, I have no cake tins and no skills. So I thought back to when I last baked, as a child and I remembered there was a time I made a mean flapjack. I promptly text my mum to see if she still owned the suitable-for-children Be-Ro Flour cookbook we used to use when I was a child and she promptly text me back a rather slanted photo of the page from the book and the memories flooded back.
This cookbook is from the 70’s / early 80’s and uses pounds and ounces, which is perfect for me as I only have decorative imperial scales anyway, so the recipe book is perfect for me! I promptly set to work weighing out the ingredients, using a larger than heaped tablespoon of golden syrup and cutting the greaseproof paper to size. Within minutes I was putting the flapjacks in the oven and after 15 minutes I was eating them hot! They tasted just as good as I remembered which is why I wanted to share the recipe with you today! Enjoy!
100g of margarine (4oz) – I substitute for butter
1 Tablespoon of golden syrup – I used the most excessively heaped tablespoon and maybe a little extra for luck!
100g of guar (4oz)
50g of oats (2oz)
50g of Be-Ro self raising flour (2oz)
75g of crushed cornflakes (3oz)
Measure out and mix the dry ingredients
Melt the margarine / butter with the golden syrup over a very low heat
Mix the two together
Put mixture into a baking tin and spread evenly, patting it down (you can grease the tin, but I use greaseproof paper instead)
Bake for 15 minutes (technically it’s meant to be 20, but I like them to be a little softer and gooey, they are rock hard if you bake them for 20 minutes!) at bass mark 5 / 190°c.
Cut into fingers whilst they are warm. They taste just as delicious warm as they do cool. So don’t be afraid to dive in sooner rather than later!
These look so yummy!
Thank you! they are so delicious and so fun to make!!
Thank you!!!! They are delish!