Wednesday, 27 August 2008

chewy chocolate fruity flapjacks

The classic with a chocolatey twist. Much experimenting has taken place to achieve this 'jack; some are too hard, some too crumbly and, at last, flapjack mecca...perfect. These can be made without the chocolate but I had half a bar left so thought I might as well throw that in too!
250g butter
200g soft light brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
350g oats
150g extras...chopped up dried fruit (cherries, figs, apricots, apple, cranberries, prunes....) or nuts...and chocolate if you fancy!
1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F
2. Butter a 20x30cm, 4 cm deep baking tray, line the tray lengthways with baking paper (enough so that it hangs over the ends - you can use this to extract the end result easily)
3. Put the butter, sugar and syrup into a large saucepan on a medium heat Melt and stir until all is dissolved and just bubbling
4. Remove pan from heat and stir in the dry ingredients; oats and extras
5. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and smooth flat
6. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40-45 minutes
7. Remove and leave to cool in the tray for 15 minutes, then cut in to bars using a sharp knife
8. Leave in the tray until completely cooled, then lift out and place in an air tight tin...ha! no way! EAT THEM...all nice and in your belly place

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