The flapjacks were lovely and this is the recipe she used:
80g light brown sugar
60g Golden Syrup
half tspn salt
35g dried apricots, chopped
35g dried cranberries
30g dessicated coconut
30g chopped pecans
Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan and melt. All dry ingredients in a bowl. Add syrup to dry ingredients and mix well. Line and grease a baking tin and cook in oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
I noticed Golden Syrup in a plastic bottle in my daughter's local supermarket so bought one to bring home so that I could make the flapjacks. Unfortunately, I didn't have most of the ingredients so had to substitute, eg white for brown sugar, margarine for butter, no dried cranberries, no dessicated coconut, walnuts for pecan nuts, and I didn't have enough oats. I found two sachets of instant porridge (Oats so Simple) in the cupboard and added those to make up the difference. With extra chopped dried apricots and sultanas instead of raisins, I made sure the weight of the dried ingredients was correct and continued making the flapjacks. They were pretty good.
Yesterday while I was in Milas I decided to stock up on the correct ingredients. However, in BIM supermarket I discovered some 275g packets of crunchy muesli, which were only 2.95 lira (about 78p) so I bought 4 packets. This works out much cheaper than buying separate ingredients.
This afternoon I used one packet of the muesli, with a few chopped walnuts and 3 dried apricots which I already had, so that the weight of dry ingredients was the same as the original recipe. I then made up the syrup mixture with the Golden Syrup, butter and sugar (white sugar is fine...brown sugar here is more expensive), Make sure they are really cool before you cut them up as they tend to crumble.
They were delicious...no photo I'm afraid because we have scoffed the lot!
Golden Syrup is difficult to find here, if not impossible, but I recalled reading somewhere that it is easy to make your own, so I searched for a recipe. I found this video, and will be making my own when my bottle has run out.
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