Monday, 26 August 2013

Baking Mad Challenge - Strawberry Flapjacks

I was recently contacted by the good people over at brilliant baking website Baking Mad, asking if I would like to take part in a challenge, which was to remake any of the recipes on their website.

I poured over the numerous recipes on the site and really couldn’t decide; should I make one of their scone recipes or cheesecake recipes for example?

In the end I settled on making Strawberry Flapjacks. They looked delicious and I remembered seeing some lovely looking strawberries in the supermarket the day before. Why not cling on to the tastes of summer whilst we can?

Also, there is nothing to beat the smell of oats and syrup baking together. It’s a smell that really takes me back to my childhood – my mum and gran used to make syrupy, oaty biscuits when I was younger - delicious (maybe a future bake to share with you). Here’s how I made the flapjacks:

Yield: An 8” round flapjack

85 grams, unsalted butter, softened
85 grams light muscovado sugar
150 grams porridge oats
150 grams washed and chopped strawberries
3 tablespoons golden syrup

Grease an 8” round cake tin and pre-heat your oven to 180oC.
In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar until smooth, fluffy and light in colour.
Add the syrup and mix this through. Next add the oats and mix thoroughly, before adding the strawberries and mixing them through too.

Place the mixture into the oven and press down so the mixture is smooth and packed together nicely. Place into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the mixture becomes bubbly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin.

At this stage I added 50grams of melted white chocolate, drizzled over the top. This wasn’t in the original recipe, but I was melting white chocolate for something else and had some left over.

Lastly I sliced the flapjack into wedges and plated up. These were quite soft flapjacks, the strawberries probably keep the bake moist as they go quite jammy. But they are very, very delicious nonetheless.

So there we have my Baking Mad challenge entry. Pop over and have a look at the tons of recipes they have to offer (as long as you pop back and visit Cakeyboi of course!). Enjoy…

I am also entering these Strawberry Flapjacks into Teatime Treats hosted by Karen at Lavendar and Lovage and Kate at What Kate Baked. The theme this month is Flapjacks, Oats and Traybakes, so this ticks the boxes!


  1. THANKS so much for this lovely entry into Tea Time Treats Stuart! I am thrilled that you have entered as I LOVE your blog and your bakes, as well as your photos! Karen

    1. Karen, that is very very kind of you.
      Cakeyboi is still in his infancy, but with blogs like your own as inspiration, I hope he keeps on growing!


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