So this is my first entry on this wee blog of mine. I've wanted to start a blog for ages, as I've been following so many others for so long, but never found a suitable time to start. I'm currently in the easter holidays, and with spare time a plenty, why not start now. I shall write about baking, and recipes I attempt, and their outcomes. I'm a vegetarian too, so apologies, but this shall be a meat free zone. Also, we have family from New Zealand living with my family now, making 3, 5. So with more food needed, and more mouths to feed, it means less leftover food for me, which is probably a good thing !
I've chosen an old storecupboard friend of mine for this first blog. Simple, easy, but blissfully pleasing. Flapjack. I often think it is underrated as a food, too many coffee shops making tastless stodge, and branding it as 'healthy'. But good flapjack should be golden, chewy and mouthwateringly buttery. Also our New Zealand companiards thought flapjack was a form of pancake ! So my making it is somewhat justified, it's a form of education! as well as an excuse to fill the house with glorious oaty smells.
I should be revising Roosevelt's New Deal, but instead I...
I'd happily eat this as it is ! (and I did ! )
Press it into a deep pan, I used a roasting pan, not conventional, but works all the same.
And after throwing into a roaring oven, and producing heavenly smells, pull out to find this ! (apologies, mine was a bit overdone, the apricots caught a bit )
Cut up, plate up and serve, and don't expect them to stick about either. Look how bendy and soft they are, the sign of a good flapjack. They are chewy, but in a suprisingly delicate way.