Thursday, 24 October 2013

Spicy Fall Flapjacks with Pink Lady Apples

Every Friday I bake a treat especially for Andy.  Sometimes he chooses what he would like me to make, but today I've decided to combine two of his favourite things, flapjacks and Pink Lady Apples. 


I started with the flapjack recipe from PINK LADY APPLES and made a few tiny changes.  The original recipe calls for ground ginger but I just had to add a bit of ground cinnamon too.  The result is what can only be described as Spicy Fall Flapjacks!


Here's the recipe:

2 Pink Lady Apples - peeled, cored, and grated (8oz or 240grams prepared)
200 grams porridge oats
150 grams butter
70 ml golden syrup
40 grams soft brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.  Butter an 8 inch round cake pan and line the bottom with a bit of baking paper. 

Place the apples and brown sugar into a large saucepan. Place the pan over a gentle heat and simmer until the apples are soft and some of the juice has evaporated.

Add the butter, golden syrup, salt and spices to the pan and bring the mixture  back to a gentle simmer.

Remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in the oats, making sure they are well coated.  Pour the flapjack mixture into the prepared pan, spreading the mixture evenly to the edges of the tin.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges of the flapjack are a light golden brown. 


Now here is the tricky part.  You MUST leave the flapjack in the pan to cool completely before cutting it.  I know how tempting it is to just have a little nibble but flapjacks are delicate when warm and will simply fall apart.  Step away from the flapjack!


When the flapjack is completely cool, turn it out of the pan and cut it into wedges. You decide how big your flapjacks should be.  Now pour a cup of tea and enjoy a taste of Autumn. Be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container. 

Thank you Pink Lady Apples U.K. for providing the delicious ingredients for this recipe.
 

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea - I imagine the flapjacks are extra moist with the addition of the apple as well as adding a lovely flavour. Lucky Andy...

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    1. They are moist but still have that crumbly flapjack texture. : )

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  2. Ah, these are flapjacks! I didn't know that! I was inquisitive, when I saw the parcel in the post before and wondered, what you will create with the ingredients!
    They look very delicious!

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    1. In America, flapjacks are what some people call pancakes. It was very confusing for me, too! : )

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  3. Ooo! Yummy, they look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! You can't go wrong when you combine apples and cinnamon. : )

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  4. Your flapjacks look delicious. That is what you have done with the pink lady apples in the beautiful parcel. The apples in the parcel were almost too beautiful to use.

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    1. I must say, I've never seen apples look so pretty and the packaging was beautiful. I've saved the boxes and ribbon. I know they will be handy for another project. : )

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  5. I LOVE pink lady apples and your flapjacks look so seasonal and delicious! Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. That is high praise indeed, coming from a great cook like you.

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    2. Aw! Thanks so much......I just love cooking and baking! :-)

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  6. Perfect autumnal fare. I love apples in flapjack and yours looks delicious indeed.

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    1. Thank you! Apples, cinnamon and ginger are the tastes of Autumn. Unfortunately, there isn't any chocolate in this recipe. We will just have to eat some on it's own. : )

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    1. It's a little slice of Autumn. I hope you like them. : )

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  8. They look fabulous - another recipe to try ...

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