Sunday, 29 July 2012


I found this tasty recipe on Mumsnet, a user called SoupDragon posted the "ultimate" flapjack recipe. Of course, I had to try it! I have a few friends & their kids coming over tomorrow afternoon for tea & cakes. I made these flapjacks, some chocolate cripie cakes and some toffee crispie cakes. The toffee version doesnt seem to have worked too well - smells burnt :( Will have to wait and see what they taste like. These flapjacks on the other hand, smell and taste great! I haven't used condensed milk in them before, but it was a great addition! No need for sugar in this recipe.

250g porridge oats (the cheap type, not large ones),
150g Butter,
2 generous table spoons Golden Syrup
half a tin condensed milk, (half a 376g tin)
baking tin, no bigger than about 18cm x 28cm

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees c
2. Line the baking tin with baking parchment.
3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the sugar and syrup. Keep gently heating and stirring until all is melted and mixed. If it starts to boil take it off the heat!
4. Add the condensed milk and mix. Bring to the boil for about a minute.
5. Remove from the heat and gradually add the oats, folding them in. All the oats should be coated, and the mixture quite dense, but still sticky. Don't add so many oats that the mixture becomes dry.
6. Pour the mixture into the tins and spread about so that it lines the tin to a depth of 2-3cm. Don't squash the mixture in, just spread it evenly.
7. Bake in the oven for about 15mins. You should take them out when they just start to go brown round the edges, don't leave longer than this. If they're still squidgy in the middle that's fine, they set on cooking.


  1. hi jen,
    if I wanted to add fruit or nuts to this recipe would I need to cut down on the oats etc