Issue 143 Bonus Content! Classic Ride Fuel – Flapjack Recipe

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Since Barney made such a fuss over Rick’s flapjack (OOOAAAH), we asked Rick to share the recipe, so you can have your own chorus of angels on your next ride (OOOAAAH). If you haven’t read the Classic Ride from issue 143 yet, make that ‘step one’ of the flapjack-making process. The flapjack pairs wonderfully with this mountain bike ride. Over to Rick: It’s my mate Waley’s flapjack recipe. He’s one of the lads I go winter climbing with in Scotland, and he sometimes brings a batch of his flapjacks for sharing on the hill. They are superb and are always very welcome. Flapjack Ingredients (Makes around 36 small bars) 12 oz butter4 tablespoons golden syrup8 oz golden granulated / demerara sugar1 lb porridge oats4 oz desiccated coconutA few sesame seeds if you like them. Possibly a handful of sultanas. Maybe some crystallised ginger. 1 teaspoon vanilla extractMethod Heat oven to 160°C / 350°F / gas mark 4.Gently melt butter and syrup in a pan.Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.Press mixture into a 25cm square tin and bake for approx 25 minutes until golden.Take out of oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes, mark into shape.When cool cut into bars.Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTubeWe love receiving feedback about everything we do, so please get in touch if you use the recipe, or you head out on the Nidderdale ride. As a subscriber, you are also considered a friend. Friends talk about their adventures.

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  • Issue 143 Bonus Content! Classic Ride Fuel – Flapjack Recipe
  • Premier Icon TheGhost
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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 🙂

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    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 😈

    Premier Icon Earl_Grey
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    So 6 ounces of each dry ingredient and 3 eggs.

    You mean to say you don’t weigh your eggs!?

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    Hey Siri, what is 8oz in grams?

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    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.


    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    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?

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    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.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    Cheers jeffl that’s given me something to think about. I might have to experiment with this recipe.

    Premier Icon fishd
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    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.

    Premier Icon Aaron
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    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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