I lied to you.
I’m sorry *hangs head*
It was when I said these were the ultimate flapjacks – and they’re not.
But these are:
In my defence, I thought the original statement was true at the time M’Lud; it’s just that since, I’ve found the true answer, the true ultimate in flapjackery.
Preheat oven to 160C and line a roasting tin (mine’s 29x20cm) with baking paper.
170g light brown sugar
2tbsp golden syrup
100g condensed milk
Warm the butter, sugar and syrup in a non-stick pan over a very low heat. Keep stirring till the butter’s liquid enough to coat the bottom of the pan or the sugar will burn.
Once the butter’s melted and the sugar dissolved, add the condensed milk and heat together, stirring to combine, for a minute. Pour the caramelly mixture
straight into your gaping jaws over the oats and stir till they’re all coated. Spoon the mixture into the tin and press it down, levelling the top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until pale gold and just starting to darken round the edges (don’t over-bake as you’ll lose the amazing chewiness). Leave to cool in the tin and after about ten minutes, mark into squares but don’t lift out of the tin till they’re completely cool or they’ll fall apart.
I promise, these are the daddy-o, which is why they’re this week’s (late) contribution to 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, hosted by lovely Brenda.
They’re chewy, caramelly and fudgey – and, if they last that long, they’re almost better after a few days, as they seem to become even more densely delicious *drool*
I saw a flapjack recipe in a food magazine the other day and the celebrity chef who’d contributed it had put something like: “These are great for an on-the-go breakfast”. I’m sure “for kids” was also in there – and then it said: “You can always undo the healthiness of the oats by drizzling dark chocolate on top”.
Er, excuse me? Yes, oats are good for you and great for breakfast. But in my humble opinion, not backed up by any nutritional training or qualifications, brown sugar, golden syrup and copious amounts of butter – ain’t. Sorry.
They are pretty damn amazingly delicious though 🙂
Have a great week… I’m going to make the most of it as I’m off work…!