Flapjack recipe

My mum often used to make this recipe when we were growing up, and I make it often these days as it’s both simple and delicious. These make a great breakfast or mid-morning snack and will keep you going all morning! Measurements are in ounces, as that’s how they were when Ma gave me the recipe, and I can’t be bothered to do the conversions.

You will need
– 7oz butter
– 11oz treacle/Golden Syrup
– 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
– About 1lb of oats

Line a dish with baking paper ideally, or grease with butter. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.

Step 1
Measure out the butter and treacle (this will be a bit messy!).


Step 2
Melt the butter and treacle together.


The mixture will go all bubbly like this when it’s nicely melted. Add the ginger at this stage.


Step 3
Mix in the oats, a bit at a time, until the mixture is very thick and there’s no runny stuff left. The exact quantity of oats doesn’t matter, it’s more how it looks/feels.


Step 4
Bake for about 20 minutes, until the top is browned slightly. Leave to cool before attempting to take it out of the tin, as it will continue to cook and set once you take it out of the oven.


Here’s some once they’re sliced – yum!



Originally published on http://www.rachelswritings.com.

2 Comments on Flapjack recipe

  1. David Ashforth
    March 23, 2014 at 11:11 am (6 years ago)

    Like your blogs.

    You can get over the messy bit with treacle by weighing it in the tin, then pouring it out of the tin until the right weight is transfered to your mixing bowl.

    • Rachel McCombie
      March 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm (6 years ago)

      Good tip, thanks David!