Working a full 11 days in a row is not fun, I can tell you. So to sustain me (and the other half) through the drought of real food, I made some flapjacks. Because they take like 10 minutes; because they are chewy; because they are crunchy; but because all, they are jummy!
Throw-together work night flapjacks150g butter (NOT veggie spread) 75g muscovado or soft brown sugar about 100g of golden syrup (this is about 4-5 tablespoons) 350g porridge oats, rolled oats, oat-based museli, quick oats i.e. any oaty thing in the cupboard to make up the weight 75g raisins, sultanas, chopped apricots, seeds etc. (optional but give character) Melt the first three ingredients in a pan over a low heat until butter melted and sugar dissolved. Mix in a large bowl with the oaty stuff and fruit. Tip into a greased or lined tin (around about 9″ square or 30cm x 20cm, or whatever), press down lightly with the spoon or spatula. Place in oven preheated to fan 160 C for 20-25mins until golden brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting into squares, rectangles, triangles, isosceles etc. Allow to fully cool in the tin before taking out and storing in air-tight container for up to a week (if it lasts that long). N.B. the inevitable crumbs in the tin are perfect for sprinkling on breakfast cereal like posh granola.
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