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By popular request, today’s post is a bit of an odd one for this blog…

It’s a recipe.

Not being your average domestic goddess, there are unlikely to be many more but since I was asked to post this, here it is.

It’s my method of producing that vital essential to domestic life – the flapjack.

Being on a gluten-free diet, I’m not a massive baker, but I can make this in my sleep and it goes down a storm at home, school, work etc. I have even had requests for it as a gift, so it must be reasonably edible.

So, if it’s as rainy where you are as it is here, why not banish the blues with a trayfull of yumminess?

(I realise it is not the healthiest of snacks, but most nutritionists recommend the 80/20 rule for optimum health and happiness. I could cheerfully devote my entire 20% window of calorific freedom to flapjacks. And quite often do.)

BTW Goes very well with a cup of tea and a sit down.

The Official Make Peace with Housework Flapjack Recipe

Add the following to a large pan:

One pack butter (250g)

400g sugar

4tbsp golden syrup

(I find it best not to look too closely at how much good/bad stuff goes into this…)

Warm these ingredients gently until the sugar is dissolved.


• Preheat your oven to 175 degrees

• Line a large shallow baking tray with greaseproof paper

Going back to your gorgeously gooey syrupy mixture….

• Add 2 or 3 handfuls of cornflakes and mix.

• Mix in oats gradually until there’s no runny stuff left.

• Spoon the mixture into the tray and flatten with a spoon.

• Transfer tray to oven then scrape and lick gooey pan/spoons.

Bake in an oven for 15-20 mins.

(Mine’s a fan oven but still sometimes needs 20 minutes. Check after 15 and see what you think.)

Allow to cool slightly before cutting. (If you can wait…)

Eat and enjoy!

Good luck – let me know how they turn out.


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