Baking Made Easy

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Lorraine Pascale is the latest cook to hit our screens and I am really enjoying her BBC programme, Baking Made Easy. In the first episode, she did a fabulous cake, but easy it wasn’t. This week’s programme did have some nice easy recipes to try, such as her simple flapjacks. Flapjacks are one of those things that never seem to turn out quite right for me, but watching Lorraine I’ve been inspired to give them another try.

Lorraine’s Flapjacks

  • 175g/6oz butter
  • 175g/6oz golden syrup
  • 175g/6oz muscovado sugar
  • 350g/12oz porridge oats
  • ½ lemon, finely grated zest
  • pinch ground ginger

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2 and line a 20cm/8in square baking tin with baking paper.
  • Melt the butter in a medium pan over a low heat. Dip a brush in the butter and brush the baking tin with a little bit of it. Add the golden syrup and sugar to the butter and heat gently. Once the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the porridge oats, lemon zest and ginger.
  • Pack the mixture into the baking tin and squash down. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven, leave to cool for 15 minutes, then turn out on to a chopping board and cut into squares.
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