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Recipe – Flapjack Firsts!


  1. 350g of porridge oats.
  2. 250g of Dried sultanas or mixed fruit.
  3. 4-6 Table spoons of honey.
  4. 250g of brown sugar.
  5. 250g of butter.



Step 1 – Aprons and  Hand wash.

Step 2 – Weigh out Butter and sugar and place into a large pan, add the honey and bring to the boil.

Step 3 – Weigh out the oats and fruit and add to the melted contents of the pan.

Step 4 – Mix together until the oats and fruit are moist and bond together.

Step 5 – Grease a roasting tray or suitable oven tray and pour the ingredients into the tray and smooth until level.

Step 6– Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for twenty-five minutes or until gently browned.

Step 7 – Cut the flapjacks into squares and place to cool on a plate or baking tray.


In the near past at our house Saturday was cooking day, in the morning we would bake from a variety of favourite recipes and in the afternoon the children would make homemade Pizza. This was a well-loved routine until my previous cooker lost its element and had after ten years finally become un-repairable. Its replacement required additional trays to divide and was mainly grill heated, something I am not used to using so it has taken a while to adjust to when cooking and baking.

So Saturday morning I pulled out the recipes I had added to our summer programme and with the help of my youngest daughters chose to make Flapjacks for the first time. I prefer recipes which the children can complete from weighing out to serving, anything that requires additional heat I tend to avoid as I do not want the youngest over a hot pan.

After supervising the weighing out of the ingredients I set the pan on low to Caramelise the butter, sugar and honey, this recipe did say 4 spoons of honey but, as it was mixed together it clearly needed around 6 heaped spoons to ensure a thorough consistency which turned out to be the contents of the small jar I had purchased.

I did enjoy this as a quick project, they were extremely Moorish and did not last long, once they were cool enough to serve. I would like to add a thin layer of melted dark chocolate or chocolate chips and do a succession of batches to store. However, our first attempt was a triumph and I will definitely add it to our little recipe book, as the children could still measure the ingredients and serve.

Happy Baking!


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