Cooking is more often than not for me a time to relax and escape. That’s why I love it.
I adore looking in my cupboards when I’ve not thought about anything just to see what I can whip up.
Sometimes there doesn’t need to be a reason.
There’s so much emphasis on planning and cheat days and what you can and can’t eat that I just think there comes a time in the week where we all need to breath, sit down and eat a good old slice of flapjack…
And that’s what I’ve done.
No reasons, no point, just for the sake of happiness.
White chocolate and cranberry flapjack
2oz dried cranberries
white chocolate to drizzle – 1.5 oz should do the trick
Oven: 190 electric fan
Line a rectangular traybake tray with baking paper.
Melt the butter, sugar and syrup gently in a large pan on a medium heat, stirring often.
Once melted, turn up the heat so the mix begins to bubble. Let it do so for a minute and turn the heat off.
Add in the oats and the cranberries and mix until combined.
Pour in to the tray and cook for 15 mins.
The oven I used this time was extremely hot and cooks most things quickly.
You know the flapjack is done when a darker line/rim appears around the edge.
Leave to cool – or not! We just had to have a warm piece because when this comes out of the oven, it smells so beautifully buttery that you can’t do anything but dribble.
But once you regained your professionalism and the flapjack is cool – whole or not – melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Don’t let the bowl touch the water.
When melted, drizzle over the flapjack.
Normally I’d end with a reason to eat it, who needs a reason to love food?
Have a great weekend everybody 🙂 x