home made flapjacks

sheriffwoody

Distinguished Member
I decided to make my own flapjacks tonight, followed the recipe to the letter but they have turned out a little dry, any ideas?

recipe was:
300g oats
200g unsalted butter
6 tablespoons of golden syrup
pinch of salt

melted the butter into the syrup in a pan, then poured it over the oats and mixed together. then into the over for 25mins at 180c.
it said to take out when it was still a little soft, but having never them before i didn't know how soft it should be, so i ended up leaving them in there a little longer as i thought they were still a bit too soft.
however, once cooled they have gone quite hard. they look good, crispy on the outside, but a bit dry and they crumble apart in the middle.

have i just baked them for too long? should i use more syrup? i much prefer them when they are chewy rather than crunchy.

ta :thumbsup:
 

sheriffwoody

Distinguished Member
that was my first thought.
my dad said the recipe he has says to bake for 25mins but he only gives them 19-20mins. will give this a go next time and hope for a better result.
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
I know a lady who used to make fantastic flapjacks for the school where she worked and the scout group where she helped out. They were always a great favourite for trips.

I have got the recipie somewhere - I'll try and dig ig it out.

The thing that amazed me with the recipie was just how much syrup she used - a full 900g tin to 1kg of decent Scottish Oats. Plus an amount of real butter.

I think it must have been the amount of syrup that made them moist.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

jonna

Distinguished Member
That sounds about right, go to the gym for a workout and then sit down to a plate of flapjacks:).
 

bluedroog

Well-known Member
Thinner spread with shorter and hotter cooking time for crunchy, thicker slower and cooler for chewy.
 

RBZ5416

Distinguished Member
Thinner spread with shorter and hotter cooking time for crunchy, thicker slower and cooler for chewy.
Try to keep the spread around an 1" thick & bake for 15 mins. If it's a fan oven knock the temp back around 10%.

It's trial & error to a degree to get them just how you like them.
 

kevykat

Distinguished Member
Just watch what shape you make them. They may be classed as an offensive weapon otherwise. :)
 
Last edited:

syko67

Active Member
Next time try using black treacle.. I made some to take to work.. Most people's reactions were 'urgh' then 'mmmm, can I have another...just to make sure ' :)
 

sheriffwoody

Distinguished Member
yep, made some more with a slightly differnt recipe from my dad - 100g of butter, 75g golden syrup, 75g soft brown sugar and 225g of oats and only cooked for 19-20 mins (although the recipe says 30 mins).

turned out nice and a bit gooier/chewier
 

Piscauk

Well-known Member
Just putting it out there, but thought about doing them in a bain marie? Of course, nothing fancy, just putting the baking tin inside a larger vessel with some water, helps moisten the cooking process.
 

SBT

Banned
Why bother making your own,i buy a big slab of the stuff from the supermarket and it tastes just as good :thumbsup:
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
Flapjack Ninja Stars :D
 

jonna

Distinguished Member
So because something is easy to make you should buy it because it's cheap?. That is how you learn,by having a go even at the simplest things, plus you know exactly what has gone into the food you are eating.Many bought food stuffs contain a lot of salt and additives and the main thing is when you diy is the "I MADE THAT" feeling.
 

SBT

Banned
So because something is easy to make you should buy it because it's cheap?. That is how you learn,by having a go even at the simplest things, plus you know exactly what has gone into the food you are eating.Many bought food stuffs contain a lot of salt and additives and the main thing is when you diy is the "I MADE THAT" feeling.
I'd prefer to eat a nice moist shop bought flapjack,rather than sit there and say "I MADE THAT" as i bit into a dry, manky one ;) :laugh:
 

The latest video from AVForums

Panasonic HZ2000 4K OLED TV Review | The best OLED for movie viewing in 2020

Latest News

Samsung updates and expands access to Samsung TV Plus
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Disney+ UK introduces GroupWatch co-viewing feature
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
What's new on Netflix UK for November 2020
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Harman Kardon launches Citation Amp
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
AVForums Podcast: 21st October 2020
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published
Top Bottom