Remember, Remember the 5th of November…
Every once and a while I decide to do something nice for James to show that I embrace his English heritage (rare). I was trying to think of something English I could make for the 5th of November. I remembered that I liked the flapjacks I had last year when we were over in England so that became the clear choice. Flapjacks are basically a chewy, sweet granola bar made with Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Golden syrup is syrup derived from cane sugar and although it’s similar to corn syrup, I would advise getting the real stuff if you’re going to make these. You can find a squeeze bottle of Lyle’s Golden Syrup for about $4 at World Market and that will make you 2 batches of flapjacks. Consider it an investment in your well being.
You’ll notice the measurements are in ounces and not cups so this is a good chance to use your kitchen scale! If you don’t have one, you can easily convert them using a little thing called Google.
Flapjacks (makes 1-8×8 pan)
6 oz butter
6 oz golden syrup
6 oz dark brown sugar
12 oz quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 300F. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Dip a pastry brush in the butter and brush the parchment paper. Add the golden syrup and sugar to the saucepan. Gently heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in oats.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for at least an hour before slicing and serving.
Recipe adapted from BBC