Tuesday, March 16, 2010
a few weeks ago, i was flipping through the march issue of bon appetit and happened upon this recipe for true british flapjacks. i had never heard of them, and was intrigued. a recipe that consisted of just oats, golden syrup, butter and sugar but that tasted transcendent and amazing? it certainly got my attention, but i set the magazine aside and quickly forgot about it.
and then, a few days later, whilst reading this book for book club, i happened upon a scene where the main character motivates his fellow military troupes by making an enormous batch of flapjacks. wait... what? that kind of flapjacks? i know what those are! what are the chances of happening upon flapjacks two times in one week?
so, in honor of my book club meeting tonight i tried my hand at making miss wizenberg's recipe. i am going to say that they are indeed tasty--kind of a toffee-like flavor that comes from the golden syrup, but they also just taste a bit like granola. i mean, a really, really good granola.
they are crunchy and chewy and sweet and a delightful little treat. (just don't make them with your feet!)