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Fruity Flapjacks

zesty flapjacks

Fruity Flapjacks

ElectricKit Aga


You will need

1 orange

1 lemon

100g raisins

100g sunflower seeds

50g almonds chopped

100g dried mango

3 bulbs of ginger from a jar

1 tbsp syrup from the jar of ginger

200g butter

100g soft brown sugar

100g golden syrup

250g jumbo oats

100g plain flour


Feel free to add or substitute different fruits and nuts…pine nuts are lovely too. I never make the same flapjack twice 

What to do

Line a half sized roasting tin with some bake-o-glide.

Grate the zest of the orange and lemon (avoiding the pith) into a large saucepan.

Squeeze the juice from both and put this into a small saucepan with the fruit.

Bring the juice to a gentle simmer on the simmering plate (no 5 on your dial) and then place the pan at the back of the Aga whilst the raisins etc ‘plump’ up in the juice.

Meanwhile add the golden syrup, butter, brown sugar and ginger syrup into the large pan with the zest. Again on the simmering plate and keeping a careful eye gently heat the pan until all the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

What to do next

Mix together the dry ingredients and pour this into the large pan containing the melted butter mixture. Add the fruit along with any juice left over and mix together thoroughly.

Spread the mixture into your prepared tin.

ElectricKit Aga – set your temperature at 180 degrees and place your bake on the second set of runners down from the top with the cold plain shelf beneath your bake. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Keep a watchful eye, and if you need to slow things down, place your dish in the oven below  (on the third set of runners from the top) which will be simmering temperature 110 degrees.

Allow to cool in the tin for a while and then mark out squares with a knife (do not cut through onto the bake-o-glide as you will be most unpopular! ) If you can, leave to cool and set…but half mine are gone in the first 10 minutes if the kids are home.

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