Tuesday, March 16, 2010

... flapjacks

flapjacks

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.

flapjacks

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?

golden syrup

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.

flapjacks

they are crunchy and chewy and sweet and a delightful little treat. (just don't make them with your feet!)

4 comments:

  1. These sound delish. I think I would dip them in honey Greek yogurt. How did the soda bread turn out?

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  2. ooh, flapjacks with yogurt sounds great!

    as for the soda bread... well, mixed results with my new recipe. see my next post.

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  3. that's actually the first thing i thought of when i saw the flapjacks pictures: that they would match perfectly with Greek yogurt.

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  4. Oooh, Golden Syrup! That's what I used to make the Gui Pi Tang lollipops with. Nom nom nom.

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