Teddy in the Kitchen: FlapJacks

Last month I promised you simple is as simple does and you don’t get much more simple than flapjacks !!!

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Ted had been ill for a few weeks … yes WEEKS … with a flu like illness that neither we or the NHS could get to the bottom of ! So in a last ditch attempt we decided to remove all gluten from his diet … only for a short time but it worked !! In that time we decided to get some GF baking under our belts – the cake we attempted in all honesty was a bit rank ! More work needed there !!  But the flapjacks were a hit …

We use a very simple recipe that the kids can handle  and we keep it plain although you could add in whatever you liked — chocolate chips , sultanas , seeds , dried apricots …. its entirely up to you !!

Here’s Teddy’s recipe for his favourite flapjacks

Ingredients

 

  • 225g (8oz) butter,
  • 225g (8oz) demerara sugar,
  • 75g (3oz) golden syrup,
  • 275g (10oz) porridge oats

Preheat oven to 160 degC / Gas 3. Grease a 12 x 9″ tray/roasting tin
Melt the butter in a large saucepan with the sugar and syrup then stir in the oats. Mix well ,

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Turn into the prepared tin and press down flat with a palette knife or back of a spoon.
Bake for 35  mins or until pale golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool for 10 mins before marking into 24 squares. Leave in the tin to finish cooling.

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Teddy making his favourite snack

 

It couldn’t be any easier … and the kids love them – as does my next door neighbour who always get a share of the goodies !!