I’ve recently been watching a fabulous cookery show called A’Fuine, made by BBC Alba. A down to earth show about cooks up in the Hebrides, all cooking in their own kitchens, with no fancy camerawork, or hipster brown bags of ready weighed out goods. The equipment is well used, in many cases old and handed down, and the recipes are excellent.
I have one Dutch recipe to make when I have the time – Gevulde Speculaas - http://www.thedutchtable.com/2010/12/gevulde-speculaas.html but one I did have time for this weekend was flapjack. So off I went.
Recorded here so that I don’t lose the recipe.
6oz butter (I used salted)
5 oz brown sugar
2 tbs golden syrup
1 3/4 oz plain flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp orange flower extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 oz oatmeal (I used Co-op basic porridge oats)
Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together until liquid and all the sugar has dissolved.
Add in the ret of the ingredients, some dried fruit if you fancy, then spread out on a lined baking sheet.
Press down well into the edges, making sure it’s even.
Mark lines into the mixture so you can just break them apart when cool.
Bake at 180C for 15 minutes.
Leave to cool in the tin before tipping out.