Adopt a Blogger #4 & British Flapjacks

by Jessica on March 4, 2010

British Flapjacks

I’m super late on spreading the news, but what with two weeks away from home, mountains of laundry, four flights and lots of eating on the road (blech), it’s been a little hard! 🙂 So, without further adieu, let’s welcome Magda of Cooking is My Therapy to the ‘MBH’ family!!

Adopt A Blogger 4

I had so much fun participating in last year’s ‘Adopt a Blogger’ as a seasoned vet (hee, hee!), that I decided to do it again. Magda doesn’t seem to need a whole lot of help (she’s already got a great blog and lots of yummy recipes that you should check out ASAP) but it’s obvious from our first few emails that we’ll become fab friends in the process! So, to properly welcome her, here’s a beautifully simple recipe for a very popular English treat, the Flapjack (not to be confused with fluffy pancakes). They’re like a buttery, sweet & chewy granola bar… just perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack in between the three!!

British Flapjacks
Source: Bon Appétit, March 2010

1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 c (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 c golden syrup*
2-1/3 c quick-cooking oats (not instant or old-fashioned)
Pinch of salt

*A type of syrup popular in Great Britain; available at some supermarkets, specialty foods stores, and British import shops.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan. Combine first 3 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan. Stir constantly over medium-low heat until butter melts, sugar dissolves, and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add oats and salt; stir until coated. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and spread out in even layer.
Bake until top is golden (edges will be darker), about 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Cut into 4 squares; cut each into 4 triangles (mixture will still be soft). Cool completely in pan before serving.

British Flapjacks

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin March 4, 2010 at 12:07 am

Oooh I SO plan on making that recipe when I saw it in the new issue! My very good friend and neighbor is British, and I wanted to surprise her when she came home from business in a couple weeks.


2 Judy March 4, 2010 at 1:08 am

I just made these yesterday — they disappeared very quickly!


3 Magda March 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

Awww thanks!!! I’m so excited 🙂 I hope you had a great trip!


4 Kelsey March 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I saw Molly’s article on these and immediately marked them. Yours look so wonderful and I love the picture!


5 snookydoodle March 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

these look yummy and easy to make, Delicious!


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