Step 1: Get Your Things Together
Ingredients you will need:
Butter - 120g
Margarine - 80g
Brown Sugar - 160g
Oats - 440-500g
Golden Syrup - 4 tbsp
Salt - Just a pinch
Some Fruit, or other added extra - 0-60g
Tools you will need:
A deep saucepan
A baking tray
2 knives (one sharp and one blunt)
Step 2: Preheat the Oven
You need to preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 5.
You will also need to turn on a hob to a low heat.
Step 3: Mix the Butter and Margarine
Melt them both in the deep saucepan over the low heat hob.
Step 4: Mix in Syrup and Sugar
You also need to add 4 generous tablespoons of golden syrup to the mix.
Stir them all together until it's a nice thin fluid mix.
Step 5: Mix in Extra Ingredients and Oats
You then need to measure out 440g of oats. If you keep the extra ingredient on the scales then you're aiming for 500g. You like how that works? :)
On top of all of this you'll need the traditional pinch of salt that seems to go into everything.
Mix all of these into the saucepan.
It might be difficult to stir for too long. You just need to make sure all of the mix is the same. No uncovered oats or pools of liquid.
Step 6: Spread Over a Baking Tray
You can use the blunt knife to even out the mixture and give yourself some straight edges.
If you're putting fruit in then it may be helpful to push it underneath some of the oats, as it will cook a lot faster.
Step 7: Bake Your Mix
Don't forget to make a note of the time, or use a timer if your oven has one.
In a fan assisted oven you'll need to check it after 8-10 minutes. If your oven isn't fan assisted then you'll want to take a look at that time, but probably leave it for another couple of minutes.
When the whole thing is a nice golden brown you need to remove it from the oven.
Step 8: Score the Portions, Cover, and Leave
When you've scored the flapjack portions cover the baking tray with something like kitchen roll, or a tea towel.
You'll need to leave the flapjack to cool for a couple of hours. I know it's tempting to eat it sooner, but it'll still be warm in the middle and will fall to pieces if you eat it too soon.
Have patience! Enjoy.