Monday, 28 January 2013

Chewy ginger and cherry flapjacks - recipe

This recipe does not need much of an explanation, other than its a delicious blend of chewy goodness, and also things that have to be eaten in moderation. Born out of a need to use up a box of muesli, oats, Maple flavoured golden syrup we weren't fussed about finishing, alongside half a tub of glace cherries and the same amount of a jar of stem ginger.

You can pretty much add any of your favourite things to this oat base and it will work, however, the hit of stem ginger when you bite into these is so fiery and tasty you won't want to change this for anything!

The trick to chewy flapjacks comes from baking them at a lower temperature and for longer...these are well worth the patience needed. If you like your flapjacks to be more on the crunchie side, turn up the heat of your oven and bake them for less.

These chewy ginger and cherry flapjacks keep well in a tin, and taste even better after a couple of days, if you can keep them that long!
Ingredients:
150g muesli
350g oats 
(in all you need 500g of an oatie base)
225 g butter
100 g caster sugar
5 balls stem ginger - roughly chopped
120g glace cherries - roughly chopped
6 tbsp Maple flavoured golden syrup
2 tbsp syrup from stem ginger jar
2 tsp ground ginger
Method:
1. Grease and line a baking tin with a greaseproof paper. Pre-heat the oven to 150C fan.
2. In a large saucepan and over a gentle heat, melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup and stem ginger syrup together, mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Add the oats and ground ginger and coat evenly with the buttery mixture.
2. Add the chopped stem ginger and cherries and gently mix. Put the mix into the baking tray and press down into the corners and level the mix with the back of a metal spoon.
3. Bake in the oven for an hour.
4. When baked remove the flapjacks and paper from the tray and cut into individual flapjacks with a sharp knife (its easier to this before the flapjacks set cold).

5 comments:

  1. Flapjacks barely last 5 minutes here as I'm addicted to them. These sound like my perfect flavour combination as well :)

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  2. I love flapjacks. Ginger ones sound like heaven to me!

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  3. I do like a good bit of ginger and your flapjacks look delicious, just the sort of thing needed on our hoped for coastal trek tomorrow.

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  4. Realmente exquisito me encanta tiene un aspecto perfecto y delicioso,abrazos y abrazos.

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