Friday, March 09, 2007

Success at Last!

After years of trying and countless disasters I have finally succeeded in...

making flapjacks.

Dillon, Mollie and Joules love flapjacks and I have tried out various recipes over the years with varying results. I have produced rock hard break your teeth flapjacks (thinking of you swampy), trays full of crumbly crumbs flapjacks and much mess in between but nothing that resembled a proper flapjack.

Last week I was semi successful except I used to much Golden Syrup and overcooked them. The middle ones tasted good, gooey and toffeeish but not like flapjacks. The outside ones were rock hard and stuck to the tin. I was too embarrassed to take a picture of the baking tray before I threw it in the bin. Yep you heard me right, the mixture was stuck solid and the tray was beyond rescue.

Today I bought a new tray and decided to have one last attempt. The recipe was given to me by my friend Sally and it was a recipe her Mum frequently used.

As you see I have finally produced a pretty perfect flapjack (or four).

Dillon is so going to love me when he gets home.

22 comments:

frannie said...

what you call flapjacks and what I call flapjacks are two totally different things. Can you describe those? I want to know what they are... they look yummy.

Beccy said...

Frannie that is so funny I've just come from giggling at your joke and you were here reading me!

Here flapjacks are made from melted butter, sugar and golden syrup. You mix in oats and bake. The result is a slightly moist, nutty, toffeeish flapjack. They are fairly unique and the skill is in cooking them. You take them out of the oven before they look ready as they harden as they cool.

What are your flapjacks like?

If you'd like the recipe I can email it to you.

ChrisB said...

beccy they look delicious Dillon is very lucky-all things considered!!

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frannie said...

flapjacks and pancakes are the same thing here... I would love the recipe! my email is franniemagnolia AT comcastDOTnet

ChrisB said...

PS came out of comments and saw your marmite poll.I think you must hav ebeen publishing it because I ended up with comments done twice so that's why there is one deleted.

Beccy said...

Flapjacks are nothing like pancakes here Frannie, will send you the recipe later.

Mum, did the marmite poll this morning but it seems to take a long time to load.

Sabrina said...

Those look yummy! Glad you posted the pic as I was imagining the American pancake (thicker than Irish pancakes and fluffier), too. Those look yum, but difficult to achieve! Maybe you'll give us the recipe on Fun Monday!

Matt said...

This post makes me want to document things more.

Steffi said...

Yes,it looks delicious and please tell us your recipe on Fun Monday!

Barbara said...

I've always considered flapjacks to be like thick pancakes. Are these Irish flapjacks?

Asha said...

I thought Flapjacks are pancakes!This looks like Rice crispy treat.Recipe please!!:)
I bet kids will be thrilled to see that yummy on the table when they come home!

my4kids said...

I thought you were talking about pancakes to until you said the picture was a flapjack. In the US they are thick pancakes but those look really good. I like toffeeish!

Tonya said...

looks yummy!!

Sam said...

I've never known a flapjack to be a pancake.
I thought they were Scottish originally?

here is muy own flap jack post - it's over two years old - amd mine look like 'flatjacks' compares to your monsters!

swampwitch said...

Your flapjacks look like my Rice-Krispy treats. (rice cereal, butter, and melted marshmallows)
I always thought flapjacks and pancakes were the same.
Maybe on Fun Monday you can post the recipe there for ALL of us.
Hey, thanks for thinking about me in your post today...giggle giggle. I have my Fun Monday post ready to go, but as usual, I didn't follow the directions e.x.a.c.t.l.y. I didn't want to break my record and do what I was told, you know.

Karmyn said...

I'm with everyone else -

Flapjacks are just another word for Pancakes here in the U.S.....looks like you've got bar cookies on that plate. Lost in translation! heh heh

enid said...

enid says yum, yum. please share this recipe too on fun monday.

Beccy said...

Sabrina I can't imagine flapjacks tasting anything like pancakes!

Matt, you document enough already!

Steffi, I've already my recipe for fun monday so I'll post them another time.

Barbara after looking on the internet they seem to be a British/Irish thing .

No rice krispies Asha, they're full of healthy oats.

They are nothing like pancakes my4kids.

Thanks Tonya.

Sam there are four on top of each other but my camera isn't great and they seem to blend into one!

Ha, ha Swampy, I'm looking forward to your Monday post.

Karmyn a flapjack is nothing like a cookie, just like a pancake is a cake (sort of) cooked in a pan.

Enid, I think I'll share this recipe now.

min said...

Can I post that recipe and call it my Fun Monday recipe? I think my submission is going to have to be "How to open a can of Beenie-Weenies".

Sally Lomax said...

Flapjack is my stalwart recipe to give the kids an after school treat. I have a recipe that takes five minutes and then 10 in the oven.

Was going to make it my fun Monday post.............

but sadly my kneed took precedence yesterday!! Visit to the hospital and stuff..............

Am trying to catch up now!!

chaz said...

well done looks nice