Sunday, 24 June 2012

"Fruit Cake" Flapjack

Once again returning to my inability to leave well enough alone and have to add things,having not made the fruit cake I said I'd make for my mum - and in need of making more flapjack - I threw in half a bag of  fruit mix into this batch to see what happened.

The verdict? I think it's really quite nice. Chewey, oat-y and fruity. A good mix all round.
Very low fat, low carb and low sugar too, of course (by which I mean not at all).

(recipe adapted from my dad's adapted recipe by Linda Collister)

160g unsalted butter
230g golden syrup (or honey will work)
185g soft brown sugar
420g oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger


zest of 1 orange
250g fruit mix
100g molasses and 130g golden syrup


250g dried cranberries/raisins/apricots (I usually use all three, and I don't weigh them. Apparently I measure it in handfuls)


Melt butter, syrup and sugar in a pan over a low to medium heat until the butter has melted.
Mix oats, spices and fruit together then add to the pan and stir until well incorporated.
Spoon into a foil or greaseproof paper lined tin (or it'll be a bugger to get out), pressing the mixture down.

Bake for 30 minutes at 150C

Make sure to firmly press/smooth the flapjack down again once it's out of the oven, this helps it from falling apart when you cut it once it's cooled down.

1 comment:

  1. I love throwing all sorts of randoms into flapjacks, they seem to take it so well! Love your pictures too, so simply stunning.