Thursday, 27 June 2013

Honey, Blueberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks



Something sweet to try out over the weekend, and in this case to celebrate with my workmates on a Friday. (They're so lucky!) Flapjacks are easy to make and are so versatile with what you can add to them. Blueberries are in season, all british berries are, and white chocolate works so well with any of these.

Serves Many
45 minutes cooking time
400g Porridge Oats
1 Heaped tablespoon of plain flour
4 tablespoons of Honey
150g of Blueberries (or any berry!)
200g White Chocolate
150g Granulated Sugar
200g Butter

Turn your oven on and set it to 180c. Get out a big old mixing bowl and mix together all your porridge oats and the plain flour, the plain flour helps to bind the mix. Get out a saucepan and add your sugar, butter and honey, heat these on a gentle heat and mix together. Don't let this boil or even bubble, otherwise it'll burn. Mix this until ALL of the sugar and butter has melted and you have a smooth consistency, this will take around 7-8 minutes. Chop all of your berries, blueberries in this case, into halves, or small teeny bite size morsels, and add these to your oats.

Mix all of the berries into the oat mix, and then pour the contents of the saucepan into the oat and berry mix. Stir this all together so everything is a similar colour and texture. It's got to be a little tacky but holds together in little nuggets. Once this is done pour the mixture into a square baking dish or a suitable ovenproof dish. (I used a big baking tray!) Level out the mix so it's evenly spread and bake in the oven for around 20-30 minutes until it's slightly bronzed all over, it depends on your tray and oven. The edges will cook faster than the middle, but that's just normal!
Leave this all to cool. To make the white chocolate topping; break up the chocolate into a heatproof glass bowl and heat over a bain-marie until melted. A bain-marie is a pot of hot water (not boiling) with a bowl above this, and not touching it. This will allow the chocolate to melt evenly, if you do this in a pan it'll pick up a metallic taste from your pan. Warm chocolate just draws in flavours from it's environment.
Once this has all melted drizzle the chocolate ALL over. I do mine diagonally, and back and forth. Leave this to set (overnight) then slice into little mouthful pieces and serve to astonished eyes!



Thanks for reading everyone! Let me know what tweaks you like to make; What berries? A different topping? Do you use golden syrup instead?
And once again, thank you for all the support and comments. It's really wonderful to see!

Dan
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7 comments:

  1. I'm gonna make these. Then I'm gonna eat them. And THEN I'm gonna tell you how nice they were.

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    1. Looking forward to it! They are really good though, these are normally the treats I whip up for my team at work!
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  2. plasterer bristol21 March 2016 at 15:46

    When I go into a bar I shout out "YOU CHEATING WHORE!!!!" Whoever turns around is who I'm buying drinks for.

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