“Flapjack” is a common name assigned to two very different recipes. In British countries, Flapjack is a baked sweet bar usually made up with butter, oats, brown sugar & honey or golden syrup.
Traditional English flapjacks recipes are very popular dessert specially in Ireland and United Kingdom. But in United States, Canada and South Africa, a form of pancake is termed as flapjack.
Current English flapjack recipes have superseded its original, traditional version and included lots of extra ingredients to give it different flavors, to reduce its calorie content and so. But basic idea is still the same. The following flapjack recipe is based on traditional English style flapjacks but with a coating of dark chocolate.
- 275g rolled oats
- 1 cup butter
- 100g brown sugar
- 125g dark chocolate
- 3 tbsp golden syrup or honey
Preheat oven at 350 deg F. Heat a nonstick frying pan over low heat and add all the butter into the pan. When butter is completely melt, add brown sugar and golden syrup / honey into the butter. Keep stirring the solution until it turns into a brown paste. Add the rolled oats into the paste and stir it slowly until oats are properly covered with the paste.
Grease a baking tray, apply parchment paper over the entire surface of the tray and grease the paper also with the butter. Slowly pour the flapjack mixture into the baking tray as an uniform layer. Put the pan into the oven and let it bake for approx 20-25 minutes until turns golden brown. Take the pan out of the oven, let it cool for 1-2 minutes then scratch the flapjack into small equal sized rectangular pieces.
Let flapjack cool for approx 6 to 7 hours. Melt the chocolate and spread it over the flapjacks. put the flapjack tray into refrigerator for about two hours.
Treat your guests with these amazing “Sweet delicious Dark Chocolate Flapjacks”.