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Flapjacks

Lying in the no man’s land between biscuit and cake, the flapjack is swathed in mystery. Nobody seems to know where it got its name from, although there are some suggestions it originated in America. And just to confuse things further, flapjacks fans should think twice about ordering this sweet delicacy in the States, because a flapjack there is a pancake.

A very English tray-bake recipe, flapjacks are a heady mix of rolled oats, butter or margarine and golden syrup or sugar, cut into squares or bars while still warm. The perfect flapjacks should provide a hint of crispness on the outside, with a dense centre and all the comfort of serious carbohydrate. Often cooked at home, the principle of flapjacks has entered the commercial market in recent years - sometimes thinly disguised as a muesli bar and often with various additions, including chocolate chips and dried fruit. But there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, like the home baked original...

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perfect with a cup of tea

michael goodwin


Upon landing in England flapjacks are one of the first treats I look for! I travel alot, but haven't found them anywhere else. YUM!
Dorothy Woodall Peterson


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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

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