Stuck in a “culinary rut” one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to research and cook one new recipe each week; photograph the results, both successes and failures, and post to my blog.
Considering I absolutely adore food, hence the name Piglet, I can’t believe I have become so lazy in the kitchen!
The recipe for this week’s “Piglet’s weekly recipe challenge” is courtesy of a friend. I’ve always had problems with flapjacks so she came to the rescue and shared her recipe with me. Success!
2 cups of oats
1 cup of plain flour
1cup of desiccated coconut
1 cup soft brown sugar
1tsp bicarbonate of Soda
1tbs of honey or golden syrup
4oz dried fruit (washed)
a little fruit juice
a little milk
Put the dried fruit and a little fruit juice into a saucepan and soften.
In a large saucepan melt the butter then add a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and the tablespoon of honey or golden syrup. The mixture will froth up very quickly so take off the heat.
Add the oats, flour, desiccated coconut and sugar. Mix well. Add a little milk to get all the ingredients to stick together..
Line the dish with the parchment paper so it overhangs the edge. You will need enough parchment paper for it to loosely cover the top of the mixture while it is cooking.
Spread half the mixture on top of the parchment, add the dried fruit, then add the rest of the mixture. (resembling a sandwich).
Flatten the mixture and then bake in the oven for 30-35mins at 180C
Allow to cool slightly before turning onto a cooling tray and very carefully removing greaseproof paper. If you leave this on it may stick and then become difficult to remove. Once nearly cold carefully cut into slices.
If you would like to suggest a recipe please either post here or email me with details. 🙂 52 recipes is quite a challenge!