Friday, 8 April 2016

Fabulous flapjacks

I struggled for a long time to find a flapjack recipe that I liked and one that set properly and didn't leave me with a crumbly or gooey mess...I have finally found it...and the beauty of flapjacks is that you can vary the recipe or magical intent by adding in different spices.

Fabulous Flapjacks

100g (3 1/2 oz) golden syrup
100g (3 /2 oz) demerara sugar
125g (4 1/2 oz) butter, diced
250g (9oz) porridge oats
75g (2 1/2 oz) mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (or cinnamon or mixed spice)
Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line the base and sides of a 20cm (8") square baking tin with baking parchment.

Pop the golden syrup, sugar and butter into a pan and heat gently until the butter and sugar have dissolved.

Mix the oats, seeds, spice and salt in a large bowl and stir in the melted butter mixture.  Stir well.

Spoon into the prepared tin and level the top.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 20-25 minutes.  20 minutes for chewy flapjacks, 25 for crisper ones.  The flapjacks will firm up as they cool.

Remove from the oven and mark the flapjack into squares, leave them in the tin to cool completely.

Magical Properties:
Golden syrup - love, protection, sticking together
Sugar - love, protection
Butter- peace, spirituality, faerie
Oats - passion, fertility, prosperity
Seeds - prosperity, healing, protection, energy, strength, happiness, strength, confidence, fertility
Ginger - healing, power, love, passion, success, prosperity, protection
Salt - cleansing, purification, protection

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