Challenge Flapjack: The Round Up!
Well I for one have been totally inspired by this little challenge that I have been running on my blog. I have received some fabulous entries and even experimented a bit more myself with the oats and sugar. More on my bonus flapjack recipe at the end, but first here’s the round up.
What about this for a taste of summer as the nights are drawing in? Janine from Cake of the Week blog has sent in a strawberry and white chocolate flapjack which I have to say is one of my favorite personal combinations. I love the way that lashings of white chocolate and fresh strawberries have been spread across the top for extra indulgence. They look incredibly tempting to me.
This next flapjack is a fab combination of flavours too. Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog created a fig, almond and chocolate chip honey flapjack. It looks amazing and having baked with figs myself many times I know that pairing it with nuts is perfect.
Oh, I do love a spin on a British classic! So I’m thrilled that Beckie from Beasteas blog decided to enter her unique sounding bakewell flapjacks. Brilliant idea and I love bakewell tart, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to love these too. I’m just wondering if you can cover them with custard and eat them though? Yeah, reckon I could!
Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes tempted me with a ‘just out of the oven’ photo on twitter before sending her honey and ginger flapjacks over. Great strategy as Jen had me very excited to see the blogpost that would accompany her wonderful looking flapjacks. These look to me to be a real crowd pleaser and I know for a fact my mother in law would love them, (she adores ginger). So I’m thinking I might make a batch to take up at Christmas time.
So now that these are up, Sainsbury’s are going to take a look and let me know who they pick to be the winner and I will let that person know as soon as I am told myself. Goodness knows how they are going to choose! Good luck everybody!!
But just before I go, I wanted to add another of my own flapjack recipes in as I was motivated to make them by this challenge and a few of the blog challenges that are running this month too. Just to clarify this is not an entry into my own challenge flapjack. Just another recipe to share.
I’m finding out that you can add pumpkin puree to pretty much anything that you bake and flapjacks are no exception. Once again my family adored this oaty variation and I felt a real sense of maternal instinct to place these in the lunchbox of my girls for 3 days running last week. Feeding them with a healthy homemade snack felt good. They appreciated the chocolate on top and happily enjoyed/ignored the pumpkin and cranberries.
What you need
- 300g rolled oats
- 60g light soft brown sugar
- 70ml agave syrup
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 100g pumpkin puree
- 50g cranberries
- 50g milk chocolate melted
How to make
- Pre heat your oven to 180c and grease a meduium sized baking tray
- Put all of the ingredients apart from the melted chocolate in a bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined
- Pour into baking tray and bake for about 25 mins until the flapjack is golden. Keep your eye on it though as you don’t want to burn the edges
- Once cooled drizzle the melted chocolate on top and enjoy
It can also be entered into the One Ingredient Challenge hosted by Nazima at Franglais Kitchen. Again the theme this month pumpkin.
I can also enter for the first time into the calender cakes challenge run by Dolly Bakes and Laura Loves Cakes. The theme this month is Halloween and I think the addition of pumpkin into these flapjacks makes them perfect for Halloween.
Finally, because this recipe has seasonal ingreidents I can also enter it into this months Simple and in Season hosted by Katie from Feeding Boys and a Firefighter blog and run by Ren from Fabulicious Food.