Friday, September 9, 2011

British flapjacks

I am heading down to the Cape this afternoon for a long-awaited weekend reunion with my beloved NYC book club. I could not be more excited! The agenda will hopefully include yoga on the beach, lots wine and cheese, and lobsters!

I made a batch of British flapjacks to take along. The ingredient list is incredibly humble, but these bars are a strangely seductive beast. I can almost guarantee you'll find yourself wandering into the kitchen over and over again to take another piece. 

Wishing a happy, flapjack-y weekend to all!

British flapjacks

You will need: 

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup golden syrup (I use a combination of maple syrup and honey and they come out beautifully)
2 1/3 cups quick cooking oats
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8x8 inch baking pan. Combine butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and add in oats and salt. Stir until coated, then transfer to baking dish. Use the back of a spoon to even out the mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then cut into 4 squares, then cut each square into triangles. Let cool before serving.


  1. Have fun on the Cape - you can wave to Plymouth on your way!! :)

  2. Have a wonderful time! And, boy, does that recipe sound yummy!

  3. Those sound SO tasty! Have a lovely time on the Cape this weekend!


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