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Recipe: Festive Flapjacks

I am not much of a baker. I was recently contacted by the MOD as my biscuits could serve as an eco-friendly alternative to anti-tank munitions.

However, I do have a very easy recipe for flapjacks, which I have modified for the Christmas season.

Festive easy flapjack recipe with oats, flour, dried fruit, spice, butterIngredients

6oz porridge oats
5oz self raising flour
4oz of mixed dried fruit – I use a mix of chopped apricots, chopped dates, cranberries and sultanas.
1/2tsp allspice
1/2tsp cinnamon
4oz unsalted butter
4oz soft brown sugar
2tbsp golden syrup
1tsp bicarb of soda


  • Mix the oats, flour, dried fruit and spices in a bowl.
  • In a pan, add the butter, sugar and syrup. Melt it over a low heat, stirring  all the while.
  • Add the bicarb of soda – it might foam a little.
  • Add the melted butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pack the mixture into a square cake tin, patting down firmly and ensuring it is level.
  • Cook in an oven that has been preheated to 175 deg C for 12-15 minutes.
  • After taking it out of the oven, allow it to cool for 30 mins before taking it out of the tin and cutting it into squares.


About madreleche

Mother of 2, married to a Sales Manager. Breastfeeding peer supporter, interested in environmental issues. Breastfeeding, cloth nappying, occasional baby wearing mama who believes in benign neglect but doesn't believe in cry-it-out. I spent 10 years working in waste management, specifically with hazardous chemical waste. Fan of science fiction, Star Trek, Battlestar Galatica, anything by Joss Whedon. Very odd. Has written poetry but not attempted to publish. Will not admit to writing fan fiction. Oh no, that wasn't me.


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