Pipe Dream #264: To Remember By – Jackie’s Flapjacks

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One of the sweetest times of my life was when I visited Jackie’s house and she fed me a self-saucing lemon pudding and flapjacks. I was so exhausted from living abroad that sitting in a beautiful home with lovely people and eating dessert was the best thing that had ever happened to me, and I will never forget it. I asked her for the recipes to remember her by, and now I’m sharing one with you.

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These are so simple, and addictive. If you don’t have orange marmalade, you can try topping these with honey or another preserve, but I think the bitterness of the marmalade really provides a nice contrast.

Haha “nice.” That is a very British way to describe things. But sometimes it just works the best.

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Jackie’s Flapjacks

A recipe by my English auntie Jackie

250 grams/9 ounces unsalted butter, chopped

250 grams/9 ounces golden caster sugar (I used light brown sugar)

175 grams/6 ounces golden syrup (or corn syrup/maple syrup/honey)

425 grams/15 ounces porridge oats (I think this is old fashioned oats)

Finely grated zest of 1 orange

3 tablespoons orange marmalade

50 grams/2 ounces chopped walnuts (if omitting walnuts, add on additional ounce of oats)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/160 degrees C. Grease a 9 x 13 (or slightly smaller, depending on how thick you’d like the bars) pan. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the oats, nuts and zest. Tip into the baking tin and smooth it down.

Bake 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown but the center is soft. Mark, cutting halfway down into 12 pieces, and let cool. Heat the marmalade with 1 tablespoon of water until syrupy and glaze the bars.

1 Response to “Pipe Dream #264: To Remember By – Jackie’s Flapjacks”

  1. 1 Bert Tisher April 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh, give me something to REMEMBER you by…..

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