Tuesday, October 28, 2008


When you have run out of flour or eggs you could try making flapjacks. But of course you'll have to have baby oats, brown sugar and some butter. It's the easiest thing to do for a quick snack and quite delicious.

The original recipe was way too sweet and used demerara sugar which is not the easiest thing to find in a supermarket (organic stores have them though) so I sub'd with soft brown sugar instead. It worked well.

10 ozs baby oats
6 ozs soft brown sugar
6 ozs butter

Mix oats and sugar in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt. Melt the butter in a small pot and then pour it into the oats-sugar mixture. Mix well until all dry ingredients are coated with the melted butter. Line an 11" by 8" pan with non stick silicone or baking paper. Pour the oats mixture into the lined baking pan and press down with the back of a spoon, packing the mixture into a compact, fairly thin and even layer. Bake at 180 C for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into rectangles or squares while still warm and a little soft.

TIP : Do not used rolled oats or jumbo oats. It will just end up in crumbs when you try to cut it.

TIP : Make sure you cut it while still warm otherwise you might as well just eat it as an 8 by 11 inch sized biscuit.


Nadia said...

ahh my first baking in the kitchen with you :) baby oats..what's that? no wonder ours didn't turn out like it did in malaysia!

Zurin said...

its small oats as opposed to teh large flakes of rolled oats...like theinstant quaker oats, I just realised that that was the reason why when I make it sometimes doesnt turn out right :)

Nadia said...

you tried making it here, didn't you? did it turn out ok? crumbly, right? but didn't you use instant quaker oats at the time?

Zurin said...

No I didnt.I used the big rolled oats thats why


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