The Flapjacks Recipe These chewy bars are great energy boosters and very simple to make, using only a few pantry ingredients.
16 tbsp butter, plus extra
1 1⁄4 cups light brown sugar
2 tbsp corn syrup
3 3⁄4 cups rolled oats
1 Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Lightly grease the base and sides of the cake pan.
2 Put the butter, sugar, and syrup in a large saucepan and place over medium-low heat.
3 Stir constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent burning. Remove from the heat.
4 Stir in the oats, making sure they are well coated, but do not over-work the mix.
5 Spoon the oat mixture from the saucepan into the prepared pan.
6 Press down firmly with the wooden spoon to make a roughly even layer.
7 To neaten the surface, dip a tablespoon in hot water and use the back to smooth the top.
8 Bake for 40 minutes or until evenly golden; you may need to turn the pan in the oven.
9 Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then cut into 16 squares, or 20 rectangles, with a sharp knife.
10 Leave in the pan to cool completely, then lever the flapjacks out of the pan; a spatula is a useful tool for this. STORE The flapjacks will keep in an airtight container for 1 week.