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Coconut & Cherry Flapjack

Updated: May 7


This is yet another version of my popular flapjack recipe. For this one I used coconut and glace cherries with the oats.


It's a flavour combination that my eldest son requested! So I made some today so he can take them back to University with him tomorrow.


The feedback was that it was really good and didn't last long in his house. He also asked for the recipe so he could make more!!!! So I think it was a definite hit with him and his friends.




I have tried lots of different versions of flapjack and some just fell apart and ended up on fruit crumbles and others were rock hard and nearly broke my teeth!!!


This recipe is made with condensed milk and holds together perfectly and it is a nice soft flapjack.


To start making the flapjack pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees centigrade (150 degrees fan) or gas mark 3 then line 9” x 9” (23cm x 23cm) square tin with baking parchment.





In a medium sized pan melt the butter, light brown sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup on a very low heat until the sugar has melted.



Leave to cool slightly before you add it to the oats.


Weigh the porridge oats, dessicated coconut, chopped glacé cherries and coconut extract into a large bowl.



Then mix to combine.



Then add the cooled melted butter mixture into the oats and mix until fully combined.



Put the oat mixture into the tin and flatten using a palette knife. This is the one I use available on Amazon.



Sprinkle on the extra dessicated coconut evenly over the top.



Bake for 20 minutes until the edges go slightly brown. The middle will still be very pale but it will set as it cools so don’t be tempted to cook any longer.



Leave to set in the tin then cut into oblongs/ squares.


It is best to leave overnight or place in the fridge to make sure it is completely cold before cutting into slices.






Coconut & Cherry Flapjack

Sarah’s Servings: 16

Sarah’s skill: Easy

Baking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:


225g Butter

180g Light brown sugar

150g Condensed milk

65g Golden syrup

350g Porridge oats

100g Dessicated coconut

75g Chopped glacé cherries

1 tsp Coconut extract


2 Tbsp Dessicated coconut (for topping)


Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees centigrade (150 degrees fan) gas mark 3.

  2. Line a 23cm x 23cm (9” x 9”) square tin with baking parchment.

  3. In a medium sized pan melt the butter, light brown sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup on a very low heat until the sugar has melted. Leave to cool slightly.

  4. Weigh the porridge oats, dessicated coconut, chopped glacé cherries and coconut extract into a large bowl and mix to combined.

  5. Then add the cooled melted butter mixture into the oats and mix until fully combined.

  6. Put the oat mixture into the tin, flatten then sprinkle the extra dessicated coconut over the top.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes until the edges go slightly brown. The middle will still be very pale but it will set as it cools.

  8. Leave to set in the tin then cut into oblongs/ squares. It is best to leave overnight or place in the fridge to make sure it is completely cold before cutting into slices.


Equipment Used








Sarah’s extra slice……

Do not bake for more than 20 minutes.

It is best to leave overnight or place in the fridge to make sure it is completely cold before cutting into slices.


This flapjack can be frozen for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing as individual slices and wrap well in clingfilm.


This is the baking tray I use

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