First of all, I'm very excited to have been given my very first award! I'm gonna fill with the details right after this delicious flapjacks. This flapjack is absolutely fabulous. Crunchy Oat Flapjacks are crunchy right after baking but it gets chewier when it cools. This is easily the best flapjacks I have eaten, not that I have eaten that many flapjacks, as I am not a big fan of flapjacks. Each time when I flip through my book, I would always go back to this page. I am not particularly fond of flapjacks, but this recipe has really caught my attention. So in order to sort of put an end to it, I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised that after making and eating this, I have change my mind, flapjacks are indeed delicious, especially with a tall glass of very cold milk, yummy! I went ahead with the variation by adding raisins, make sure you soak them first so that they are juicy and plump.
I only made half the recipe but I add more sunflower seeds, I use 2 tablespoons. If you do not have any particular favorite flapjack recipe, give this a try, this might just be the one! It is a great snack.
Crunchy Oat Flapjacks
(adapted from "brownies and bars" by Liz Franklin)
Preparation time : 40 minutes
You will need a roasting tin or shallow tin measuring 20 x 25cm /8 x 10 inches
180 gm/6-1/2 oz butter
180gm /6-1/2 oz light brown sugar (for half a recipe, I use 60gm)
4 tablespoons golden syrup
375 gm/13 oz whole porridge oats ( I use jumbo rolled oats)
50 gm/1-3/4 oz cornflakes
Preheat the oven to 180 C/350F/gas mark 4. Gently melt the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan set over a low heat. (Alternatively, microwave on high for 1-2 minutes).
Gently stir in the whole porridge oats and cornflakes, taking care not to break them up too much. Spoon the mixture into the baking tin.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until the flapjacks have turned golden and become firm.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes or so and then cut into bars. Leave the flapjacks to cool completely before lifting them out of the tin. Store in an airtight container.
A handful of raisins (about 85 gm/3 oz) makes an excellent, juicy addition to these flapjacks. A tablespoon of roasted sunflower seeds adds an extra crunchy dimension.
Exciting news! Good news! I have been given the following "Versatile Blogger Award" by one of the fabulous site whom I really admire, "The Ardent Epicure". As a new blogger with less than a year of blogging, it has been a wonderful adventure and fun way to meet other bloggers who have something very much in common, the love for food! For me, besides sharing our love of food, it is also a way to enable me to connect with friends from all over. It is a reward, when at the end of the day, or some stolen moments during my busy hour, when I sit down in front of my computer, I found someone out there, a blogger friend from far away, took sometime to read my posts and left a comment, however short, really makes my day. Thank you, friends!
In accepting this award, there are a few rules which I am happy to adhere :
The rules for excepting this award are :
1) Thank the person who gave it to you
2) List 7 things about yourself, and team members if you have them
3) Pass on to 10 bloggers that are new to you and you admire
I am really honored to receive this Versatile Blogger Award. I am really excited to bits! The Ardent Epicure is a fabulous site comprises of three very talented persons and they are "Truffle Shuffle - Adam, Sugar and Spice - Grely and Magic of Spice - Alisha". They have an outrageously fantastic site and fabulous, really fabulous recipes! Those of you who are familiar with them will know what I mean, if you have not look into their site before, please do, and you will see how much they enjoy food and their creativity and passion for good food really flows in their wonderful site.
7 things about myself :
1) I read cookbooks every night at bedtime.
2) Trying hard to resist buying more cookbooks!
3) Worked for 20 odd years, now SAHM and enjoying every moment of it.
4) Really love spicy food.
5) My favourite places to be : bookstore and the market.
6) I love gardening and dream of a big garden to grow my veggies, especially tomatoes!
7) Read Harry Porter twice!
I would like to pass on this award to 10 blogger friends whom I really admire. Please do visit them as each one of them is fabulous and unique in their own way. Here they are, in random order :
1. Simply Healthy Family
2. Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
3. My Kitchen in the Rockies
4. Mommy's Kitchen
5. scrambled hen fruit
6. My Fabulous Recipes
8. Angie's Recipes
9. Super Yummy Recipes
10. At Home With Rebecka
Please take a moment to click on all of the above and and make some new blogger friends. Have fun getting to know one another! Thank you to all my blogger friends out there for the support and making blogging such fun!