By and large we’re not massive fans of homespun “Do it yourself” tips. Making things out of old washing up bottles and the like doesn’t go down terribly well. Perhaps we’ve had it too good with the pile of new bits that come through the door and are sat propped up next to Matts old PC. Dunno. Anyhow, BIKEmagic member Jim Imber sent us his flapjack recipe, and we’ve enclosed it below so you can make your own DIY energy bars.
Have fun in the kitchen..
Porridge Oats 150g (5ozs)
Cornflakes 50g (2ozs)
Currents 50-75g (2-3 ozs)(depending on taste)
Margarine 75g (3ozs)
Brown Sugar 40g (1.5ozs)
Vegetable Oil 2 table spoons
Golden Syrup 1 table spoon
Honey (Runny) 1 table spoon
Marmalade 1 table spoon
Mix the oats, cornflakes, currants in a bowl.You can add nuts if you like (I like
crushed hazelnuts – but that’s me) just enough to add that little something.
Use something like a wok (you need something big ish) and put in the marg, sugar,
oil, syrup, honey and marmalade.
Let this lot melt on a gentle heat, keep giving it a stir, – be careful, not too
much heat and don’t walk away and leave it.
When its all melted down – remove heat.
Gently pour in the oats etc.
Stir until all mixed. Don’t add anything – it may look dry at first – but it will
When mixed put it all into a shallow lined baking tray, (I use a 12ins x 8ins x 1/2in).
With the above amount it fills half the tray.
Place in oven that has been pre-heated to 150 and cook for 30 minutes.
When done – cut into blocks straight away while still hot. Lift out of the tray by
the baking sheet and place on a cooling tray (still on the baking sheet).
There you have it.