Just for a change…
… a recipe to celebrate the end of school term, which must be coming soon or already have happened.
This recipe for Flapjacks was given to me years ago when I was teaching in a school, and each member of staff cooked a dish for the end of term, and shared the recipe. I still have the copy made on the school Roneo machine (anyone remember those?) and the recipe has hardly been changed since. I love adding cherries to mine. Not only do the cooked flapjacks freeze well, you can eat them almost straight from the freezer—
125gm butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar (you can reduce this amount if you want it less sweet)
1 tablespoon golden syrup
3/4 cup Self-Raising Flour
2 cups oats or muesli
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
You can add nuts, cherries, raisins etc to the oats.
Heat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease or line a Swiss roll tin.
Melt butter, sugar, and syrup gently together in a pan that’s going to be large enough to mix everything in later.
Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in two spoonfuls of hot water - it should fizz.
Add to melted butter mixture - it will fizz again!
Add oats and flour.
Mix together. Spread and flatten in the tin, and bake for about 10-15 mins, until it puffs up and is golden brown.
Cut into slices while warm. Remove slices and put on a wire tray to cool.