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The flapjack from the Tower cafe on the top of Leith Hill is the undisputed king of flapjacks. Everytime we ride there we all look forward to it.
I like the addition of coconut in the recipe above though, so I’ll give it a try 🙂
Off to make flapjack now. Nom nom.
Plus love how the recipe is in ounces. Always use that when baking as that’s how my gran taught me. Plus easy to remember a sponge recipe; equal qty of flour, butter and sugar in ounces, then half the number of eggs. So 6 ounces of each dry ingredient and 3 eggs.
Also annoys my wife using ounces, so bonus points 😈
So 6 ounces of each dry ingredient and 3 eggs.
You mean to say you don’t weigh your eggs!?
Hey Siri, what is 8oz in grams?
Here’s the finished article. Added some peanut butter and also some raisins. Oh also swapped the butter for vegan spread and coconut oil.
Should have reduced the fat content by the amount of peanut butter I added as it fell apart in the middle a bit. Tasted nice mind.
So what’s the secret to baking flapjack?
I follow the recipe (not this one yet, admittedly) to the letter but when it comes out of the oven and cools it’s so hard I could use it to replace slabs on the patio.
I’m generally a reasonable cook, can bake a decent cake, cheese scones, biscuits of various styles but can’t get flapjack to come out edible for the life of me.
What am I doing wrong?
One of 3 things….
1. Too hot in the oven so your sugar turns solid
2. Too long in the oven, same result as above.
3. Too much sugar/not enough fat. Same result as above.
Cheers jeffl that’s given me something to think about. I might have to experiment with this recipe.
Weights in lbs & ounces, temps in centigrade and dimensions in centimetres.
Yup, UK in a nutshell.
I’m 49 years old, I have no clue what an ounce represents other than my mother measuring “sense” in it.
Made these today. Added sesame seeds and crystallised ginger.
Had to adjust the temps and cooking time, took 30 mins at 160 fan oven. At 25 min it was still very wobbly in the centre.
Taste great though & the girls here all seem to love them.
Don’t know how you manage to get 36 out of the mix though, 24 is about right.
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