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February Flapjacks

Now is the season of my discontent
Made happy eating by this plate of flapjacks

  • 250 g Porridge oats
  • 175 g soft butter
  • 85 g of chopped glacé cherries
  • 60 g of slightly crushed flaked almonds
  • 50 g of salted caramel sauce or 50 g golden syrup (Choclette is right and I had too much sweet stuff here – been back and weighed properly when I made them again, and have dropped the syrup quantities)
  • 125 g soft brown sugar
  • two capfuls of Kirsch (why not? – actually don’t, because you can’t taste it…)

These have always been called flapjacks in England as far as I know, though I understand from my transatlantic readers that the word flapjack is used to describe a popular breakfast pancake in the US and Canada.  Another one of those words that has two different uses. See the comments for the discussion on this. Continue reading