What Olivia Cooked; Mary Berry's Flapjacks

Friday, 19 October 2012

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After the finale of the best baking programme on television (or best programme full stop), it seemed the best way to curb my Mary Berry and Paul 'I-could-swim-in-your-eyes' Hollywood withdrawal symptoms was to crack on with testing out some of Queen Berry's recipes. I opted for one of the more simpler sweet options; and was pleasantly surprised by how outstandingly easy a damn good flapjack is-something I've always believed to be ludicrously complicated, but really takes under an hour- what a delight!
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You will need:
-125g of butter, plus a little extra for greasing
-90g golden syrup -90g light Muscovado sugar
-250g rolled oats
-Cake or roasting tin to pop it all in (roughly around 20x30cm)
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1. Combine the butter, sugar and maple syrup into a saucepan until all the ingredients have melted and mixed.
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2. Stir in the oats (look it's a bit like a real flapjack!)
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4. Pop into your pre-greased tin and pat it flat (technical term) and pop in your oven (at 180C) for 30 minutes. I left it longer as I was worried it was still too gooey, but once you take it out it does set! (probably obvious...) I also drizzled a little dark chocolate over the top to make it a little more interesting! You could also try sweets or dried fruit!
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5. Leave to cool until cutting and removing to photograph/eat. Enjoy!

x

32 comments:

  1. They look delicious, I'm going to try this recipe after seeing how great yours turned out

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  2. so amazing recipe and really healthy!!
    I love it!
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  3. Oh flapjacks. A Guilty pleasure of mine indeed.
    These sound like a treat to the taste buds.

    Charlotte xo

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  4. Totally agree with you about the Great British Bake Off, I'm already having withdrawal symptoms :( Those flapjacks look scrummy definitely going to try this recipe :) I recently started a baking blog if you're interested xo

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  5. These sound delish and such a simple recipe! Can't believe GBBOff is finished but so glad John won yaaaay ox

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  6. This looks amazing! Now I really want to try this. Thanks for sharing! I think this will be a nice recipe to try in the weekend! xx

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  7. The3se look mouthwatering Olivia!
    Sophie
    x

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  8. They look amazing! I want to try making the French fancies but it looked pretty messy - eek! x

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  9. Yummmm!!

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  10. Aaaa I love to cook! I will definitely try those :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, these look so good!

    Jess x

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  12. It's probably best to cut it before it cools as its a lot easier! They look scrummy :) xo

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  13. They look so yummy and it really doesn't look as hard as you'd think!

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  14. Ha ha Sames, i made hollywoods lemon drizzle!! Im so sad its over, word on the grape vine Mary berry and Paul Mc Dreamy are doing a US version!

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  15. this looks sooo good, im made hollywoods lemon drizzle lol word on the grapevine mary and McDreamy are doing a US version! yessssssss

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  16. Mmmm flapjacks are one of my favourite things! yummy :)
    xo

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  17. gosh these look so good thanks for sharing
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  18. I really want to bake this weekend and have all these ingredients in so I think I should take this as a sign. (I'm also having gbbo-withdrawal symptoms already, not sure what I'll do on a Tuesday now!)

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  19. They look so yummy! I love the Great British Back Off too gutted it's finished. You have inspired me to do some baking posts on my blog soon so thank you:) xx

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  20. Oh my, they look amazing. I'll have to try them! Thankyou for sharing! <3 xo

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  21. These look sooo good :) Great post x

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  22. You're making me hungry! They look so good. Also I love your blog so much!
    Emily xox
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  23. im hungry now! haha, those flapjacks look delicious! :) great post! xx

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  24. These look insanely delicious!

    Rose x

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  25. oh Olivia, what a delicious post :)!
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  26. I'm such a sucker for flapjacks, definitely a wise move making those!
    I'm so sad now GBBO is out of my life, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my Tuesday nights anymore apart from staring at the telly with a saddened expression on my face.
    Kaz x

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  27. Looks so yummy and more simple than I expected?! Definitely bookmarking this for a rainy day!!

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  28. Oh wow these look divine! Well done you. I think I'm going to make some flapjacks soon now :) xx

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