Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Orange and Raisin Flapjacks

I enjoyed making these flapjacks, especially the zesting of the orange which filled the kitchen with its refreshing citrus scent.  The waft transported me back to Cyprus and our holidays there two years ago with my mother-in-law and late father-in-law.  Ah hot sunny days.  
I have to say, these are by far the best tasting flapjacks I've made for a while. These are dense, chewy and orangey. One slice is truly enough.  If you go back for another, I am really going to call you greedy.  Yes, I am talking to you D in case you are reading this. 

When they are gone, I know that I will be making them again. The only thing I would do differently is purely for presentation. I would press a very thin slice of (crystallised) orange on the top for visual effect. I think that would make them more popular.
I am also sharing it with Family Friendly Fridays.   May's edition of Family Friendly Fridays is being hosted by Clare over at The Vegetarian Experience on behalf of Ren over at Fabulicious Food .
Orange and Raisin Flapjacks
Ingredients
Makes about 16 
250g butter
250g golden caster sugar
175g golden syrup
Zest from 1 large orange
425g rolled oats
Handful of raisins or sultanas
Method
Preheat oven to gas mark 4 or 180oc.
Grease a medium sized baking tray.  
In a large saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup and orange zest.Take of the heat, then evenly stir in the oats and raisins.
Using a spatula, carefully turn out into the baking tray and press down. Place the tray in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until the sides are golden.Remove from the oven.  Allow to cool, before slicing.

32 comments:

  1. sound delicious - I shall be making them for my flapjack loving hubby. M x

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  2. Mmm, they sound amazing! I think I have all those ingredients too.. :D

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  3. I like the look of them. I love the smell of citrus in the kitchen. It a warm sunny smell.

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  4. Those look delicious!...and easily made vegan...just have to get some Lyle's golden and I'll make them!

    Thanks, and have a lovely day!

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  5. I love the ingredients you used. Furthermore, this recipe is really simple and practical, and these flapjacks must be very good. I confirm that the orange slices make your cake even more attractive.

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  6. Lovely and tasty these flapjacks. I like the idea of adding orange to them. Yum!

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  7. Shaheen, flapjacks are cut perfectly....love the addittion of oranges...we made some other day but mine did not came out perfect ,shape wise.....first time I baked them with so much butter....i'm use to of baking these kind of bars with little butter....

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    1. I think butter varies. I do tend to use butter not margarine and unsalted too.

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  8. Mmmm these look lovely and i agree the smell of orange that fills the room when you zest them is gorgeous. these will be being made in my kitchen soon, thank you.

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  9. Your flapjacks continue to draw me in :) These sound delicious.

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  10. Yummy! More flapjack i'm sure i'd love!! They look perfect!!!

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  11. You flapjacks always look so good. It makes wanna put my hand through the screen and make a grab at them.

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  12. It’s funny but I haven’t bought Golden Syrup for years but I think I must rectify that as I do want to make these yummy looking flapjacks especially with the orange addition. Thanks Shaheen!

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  13. hmmm like flapjacks lots but no oranges in the cupboard... do you think this would work with lemons instead... think I might have to try, let you know how it goes!!!

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    1. I think lemons would be fantastic, even grapefruit for those who like that flavour. I may try lemon flavoured ones in the future. Let me know how yours turn out.

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  14. Hi Shaheen
    I love your blog and have nominated you for a couple of awards. Please check out the details at my blog www.needlecraftcorner.blogspot.com
    Kindest regards
    Paula

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    1. Thank you so much Paula,
      I appreciate the sentiment, but when I started this blog I made a decision to keep it tag free, I do hope you understand. Thank you so much for thinking of me, it is truly appreciated.

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  15. Shaheen,
    These look delicious! I better stay away from making them, simply because I probably would eat most of what I make :)

    Paz :)

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  16. Hello Shaheen,

    How I love a good flapjack. These look a real treat.

    We love your blog and your dedication to all things delicious!
    The Beach House Kitchen have nominated you for a
    'Versatile Blogger Award' (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/)
    The Versatile Blogger Award is a great way of meeting other like-minded bloggers and getting folk to have a look at your pages (I believe it is known as ‘traffic’).
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    -Thank the person who gave you this award
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    Thats it!
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    1. Thank you so much Lee and Jane, Your the second person this week to tag me for an award. And as much as it is appreciated, I have to decline, when i begun my blog I made a decision to keep it tage free. I hope you understand, but I do appreciate the thought very very much. Thank you.

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  17. Hello! I came to your blog, because your profile photo intrigued me. And now I see that not only one photo is cool! So, I'm glad I found you because your blog is awesome! Good job and please keep posting, because you do it great, and I start following and will visit you with pleasure!
    xx nik

    http://nikandpic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so so much Nik.
      You made me smile, I have been thinking about changing my profile picture for the past month or so, so am glad it intrigued you. Really Thank you. x

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  18. oh my goodness I am going to have to try these out x

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  19. These are quite sweet, so feel free to reduce the amount of sugar.

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  20. Yum! Another delicious recipe. These look so simple and easy to make. My kids would love them! Thanks so much for entering them into Family friendly Fridays. Clare x

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  21. Hi,Shaheen so glad you visited my site other wise I might not have found your great blog love this recipe,absolutely loving your blog the content and the font you use is great I will be coming back for sure.

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  22. They really look 'dense, chewy and orangey'. Couldn't have described it any better :)
    And even glutenfree ... unintentionally trendy *hehe*

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    1. Thanks Torwen, I made them again would you believe. They were v. popular. Next ones to feature on my blog will be Banana flapjacks!

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