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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cranberry, Pecan and White Chocolate Flapjacks

(Another repost from an earlier date. It is hard to believe that I will be back in Blighty one week from tomorrow! The time has gone quickly! The Toddster is missing my cooking and I am missing him and Mitzie, but I've also been really grateful that I have been able to come over and serve Our mum in this very special way.  She is well on the road to healing now, although there is still a long road to hoe.  My sister will soon be taking up residence here with our sweet mum in Nova Scotia and we are all so very grateful to her for this very special gift.  I will write more about that when I get home.  In the meantime enjoy a repost of these long time favourites. Mmm . . . Who doesn't love a scrummy homemade flapjack???  Not me!)

 Oh, I am so very annoyed with myself. I told myself the other day that I wasn't going to bake anything scrummy for a while . . .

I wasn't going to bake anything that I couldn't resist stogging into my cake hole for a while . . .

I wasn't going to bake anything so scrumptiously moreish that I would find it hard to resist for a while . . . and then what do I do???

I go and create something so moreishly, decadently, scrumptiously magnificent that NOBODY would be able resist it!!

I know . . . I'm one bad puddy tat! But then again . . . I can't stay mad at me for long.

One bite and you will be in flap jack heaven. Buttery, sweet, nutty and oh-so-very hard to leave alone. Resistance IS futile.

*Cranberry, Pecan and White Chocolate Flap Jacks*
Makes 12
Printable Recipe

Sweet and scrummy. Just perfect for those times when you want a little something to give you some extra energy.

5 ounces butter, plus extra for greasing (1/2 cup plus 2 TBS)
200g of porridge oats (2 cups)
25g of dessicated coconut (1/4 cup)
50g light muscovado sugar ( generous 1/3 cup packed)
5 TBS golden syrup
6 ounces toasted pecans, broken into chunks with your hands (1 1/4 cups)
2 ounces dried cranberries (1/3 cup)
100g bar of white chocolate (about 3 1/2 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 4. Butter a 7 by 11 inch baking tin and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.

Melt the butter together with the sugar and golden syrup, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Set aside to cool.

Stir together the oats, coconut, pecans and cranberries. Pour the cooled butter mixture over top. Stir to combine well. Break up 2/3 of the chocolate into bits and stir into the mix. Press into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and mark into squares while still warm. Allow to cool completely, then cut all the way through. Melt the remaining white chocolate and drizzle it over top of the bars. Store in an airtight container.


  1. Enjoy your last few days..You've been a dear to keep in touch with us and spoil us w/ your great recipes..

    Hi to your mom..and safe journey home~

  2. Wow, thank you for this lovely recipe. Can I ask what's the best method to drizzle the white chocolate over the bars as I never seem to be very successful.

    Wishing your mum continued good recovery and you a safe trip back to merry old England. xx

  3. Katie, I just use a small spoon! The trick,is to get it melted enough so that it doesn't harden too quickly.


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