Flapjacks – Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” recipe challenge

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!

Flapjacks

Flapjacks

Flapjacks - success at last!

Ingredients
2 cups of oats
1 cup of plain flour
1cup of desiccated coconut
1 cup soft brown sugar
2oz butter
1tsp bicarbonate of Soda
1tbs of honey or golden syrup
4oz dried fruit (washed)
a little fruit juice
a little milk
Parchment/Greaseproof paper
Shallow dish

Method

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.

Freezes well.

If you would like to suggest a recipe please either post here or email me with details. 🙂 52 recipes is quite a challenge!

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17 responses to “Flapjacks – Piglet’s “Foodie Friday” recipe challenge

  1. I have a recipe for a Dutch Coffee Cake, if you are interested. Everyone always loves it. Lost my copy once but thank goodness my sister-in-law had it.

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  2. Oh this looks so yummy! I especially like the addition of coconut!

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  3. Gosh those look scrumptious. I agree 52 recipes are quite a challenge. I wish you the best of success. I look forward to your recipes for a year of tastey postings. 🙂

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    • Hi,
      Yes it’s quite a challenge…hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew 🙂
      Some enthusiastic bloggers at wordpress have already sent me some recipes to try – do you have one you can share – savoury or sweet, please?

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  4. I’m going to show my ignornace. I always thought flapjacks were like pancakes. They sure do not look like pancakes, so how wrong I was!

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  5. I also showed my bad typing! Ignorance!

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  6. They look delicious Piglet!!

    Wish I was there.

    – Papa Joe

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  7. Hi Team Oyeniyi what about a nice Australian recipe I can try? 🙂

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  8. Flapjacks – that’s another name for pancakes! Maybe recipes need a system of nomenclature like plants have, common names can be so confusing! That recipe looks a lot like a dessert bar my Mom used to make – we called them Rickety Uncles – because they always fell apart. Not that I had any uncles who fell apart! =O
    What about oatcocobaricus honeyfruitescens? 🙂

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    • Hi,

      We have pancakes but you cook them in the fying pan on Shrove Tuesday and have them on pancake day. This type of pancake are made with eggs, milk and flour. They are then fried and tossed in the pan to cook the other side. They are then served hot with either Jam, honey, or fresshyly squeezed lemon and sugar. In FRance these are called Crepes… Do you ahve these in Canada?
      It’s interesting to note recipes are called different things in different countries.

      It would be simpler indeed if everything was called the same

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