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 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.