I hope you saw my post on Instagram this week? We were talking all things baking. Specifically sweet treats and the joys of the chewy, syrupy deliciousness that is the flapjack.
My mum gave me this recipe back when I was studying and although it's true I mainly lived on pasta, baked beans and instant noodles it was a real delight for me and my mates when I made these for our house to share.
Mum is a great cook and growing up had four hungry birds to feed so I have fond memories of sweet bakes cooking in our kitchen. Everything from bread pudding soaking on the side, chocolate cake waiting to be iced and topped with perfect walnut halves, tea loaf too hot to butter straight from the oven, lemon meringue pie with its wobbly, almost neon yellow filling and of course the tasty but economical flapjack.
Here is her recipe. I hope you love it. Its super easy. It's mega tasty and 100% adaptable so if you don't quite have enough of a certain ingredient you can swap it in for something else. Perfect for baking in these lockdown times.
I've cooked ours in our two Mintie Max Lunchboxes as its the ideal size and keeps well with the lid on afterwards...not that it lasts long!
Give it a go next time you need something sweet but satisfying, I'd love to hear how you get on. Vic xx.
Mum's Nut + Choc Chip Flapjacks
30g desiccated coconut
140g butter / vegan spread / coconut oil
55g light Muscovado sugar
5 tbsp golden syrup
115g of walnuts or cashew pieces
55g almonds cut into pieces
85g dark chocolate in chunks (or if your bar is 100g I put in the lot!)
Heat your oven to 180 degrees, line a baking dish or your Mintie with parchment paper. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup gently together in a pan. Once they are just melted add the rest of the ingredients and stir. When all coated in the buttery, syrupy mixture flatten down into your prepared dish. Squashing it flat with the back of a spoon. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until pale brown and smelling great. Allow to cool before cutting into slices or squares. Perfect with a cup of tea or in your lunchbox as a mid-afternoon treat.