Coconut Flapjacks

Flapjacks are one of those lovely treats that have been around forever, and yet still continue to appeal.  Packed with wonderful oats and flavour, this recipe provides a really good base if you want to play around and swap the coconut or cherries out for other options.

200g butter

200g demerara sugar

2 tbsp golden syrup

275g porridge oats

100g dessicated coconut

75g chopped glace cherries

Place the oats, coconut and cherries in a large mixing bowl.  Gently melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and stir into the dry ingredients, mixing well.  

Place mixture into a baking tray (c30x23cm) and bake in a moderate oven (170C) for about 30 minutes.  Leave to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, before cutting the mixture into squares or slices and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.