Monday, May 17, 2010

New home, new flapjacks

I hate moving house. Well, who doesn't really? But the move has been made, and I hope that this will be the last.

There is nothing like a bit of baking to make you feel at home, so to start as I mean to go on, I made some flap jacks. Here is the recipe. Its very simple and easy and could be adapted to suit whatever is in the cupboard. It would also be fine with a bit less sugar and butter.

Flap jacks

8 oz oats
1 oz pumpkin seeds
1 oz sunflower seeds
1 oz pecans
2 oz dried apricots
2 oz sultanas

5 oz butter
4 oz light brown sugar
2 oz maple syrup

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 2/150 degrees Celsius.
Chop the nuts and apricots roughly and mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Melt the butter, add the sugar and maple syrup and stir to dissolve in a big gloopy gorgeous mass. Pour on top of the oats & co. Mix, then place in a greased, lined baking tray (roughly 20 x 30cm) and bake for 20-25 minutes, 'til lightly coloured. Cut into squares while still hot and leave to cool and harden in the tin.

Delicious. And all gone in less than 24 hours.
There's been some beautiful sunshine and grim rain the last couple of days. Above is a view of the top field in the glorious sunny part of yesterday. And below is the view from the top field.
I don't know what kind of flower this is, but its everywhere at the moment.
Found some fragrant orchids yesterday too.
There are swallows roosting in the barn, there's deer poo in the back garden, and rabbits are grazing on the dropped lunch crumbs each evening right outside the window. It is like a paradise!


ColorSlut said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to test it out!

betty said...

Congratulations on the move!! so happy for you both.

On a flapjack note - I too made flapjacks this week, not the healthiest but I highly recommend - crystallised ginger and pecan, and then after cutting them and allowing to cool, topped with dark chocolate, mmmmmmmmmmm.

P xx

Snag Breac said...

mmm, flapjacks!

They sounds amazing Betty, but who are you? Must try that combination!

Felix said...

I am so excited about your move. I have been thinking of you both, in spite of failing to post anything (yet) but I am delighted for you and the description does indeed sound very like paradise.

Massive love too you both in your new home xxx

philippa said...

sorry, that was me! wasn't thinking, tis an email address I use for web stuff

Snag Breac said...

Thanks Felix, good to hear from you today! hope to talk soon xxx

And yes, Phil, I had a hunch alright!

And flapjacks are always healthy. they have oats in them after all! That makes them a balanced food - oats + sugar = balanced diet...

Christine Raab-Heine said...

All the best luck in and around your new home!


cenimaz said...

wow! nice post