Tuesday, 2 August 2011


I finally got to try a recipe from Lorraine Pascale's Baking Made Easy. I picked flapjacks as I was baking them for a bake sale event and wanted something simple that would appeal to the masses.  I omitted the ground ginger and lemon zest from her recipe and just made them plain. They are really easy to make and delicious. I'm sure you can make many variations by adding fruits and/or nuts or drizzling with chocolate. The possibilities are endless! What's your favourite flapjack? 

melt butter, sugar and golden syrup.

 pack it down in the baking tray

freshly baked
 delicious! I personally love the end bits :)

175g butter
175g muscovado sugar
175g golden syrup
350g oats

finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
pinch of ground ginger

  • Preheat the oven to 150C. Grease and lie and 20cm square baking tin. 
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over a low heat. 
  • Dip a brush in the butter and brush the baking tin with a little bit of it. 
  • Add the golden syrup and sugar to the butter and heat gently.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted, remove from the heat and stir in the oats. Add lemon zest and ginger if using. 
  • Pack the mixture into the baking tin and squash down. 
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 15 minutes then turn out on to a chopping board and cut into squares. 


  1. Look delicious Love these Flapjacks, gloria

  2. Mmmm, flapjacks are just great. So easy to make and so delicious - keep for ages too. I love them and it's hard to pick a favourite, but the white chocolate and halva ones I made recently were on another level all together. Like the sound of lemon and ginger.

  3. her recipes are fab aren't they - I really can;t push her Mascarpone and Brown Sugar Scones enough ... A-Mazing!
    Lovely looking flapjacks, I am sure the hungry hoards gobbled them up in no time.

  4. I've only ever had one attempt at making flapjacks, but it was a total flop. I think I'd like to try pret a manger's one (i think its called the "love bar"). THe recipe is in their book.
    *kisses* HH

  5. @gloria - thanks!

    @choclette - flapjacks are becoming a new favourite of mine. Must try yours someday.

    @chele - yes I really have to try the scones, its on my every growing to bake list and yes it disappeared in no time!

    @Heavenly Housewife - Love bar sounds great. Give it another go, it's worth it! :)

  6. I love these, there delicious... thanks for posting up this recipe..



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