Monday, 18 October 2010

Apple and Cranberry Flapjacks

In London, we never seem to ‘suffer’ from seasonal gluts of strawberries and raspberries. My family is not presented with the problem of a complete summer overflow of nectarines, blueberries or peaches. We manage to grow the odd bunch of raspberries or loganberries – enough to be picked and eaten, there and then, warm in the sun. But certainly not enough produce to find that even after baking a cake, a crumble, eating gallons raw, and finishing off with some cookies that our stash is still languishing in the garden. This all changes round about this time of year.DSCF7895 The English climate is much much better at producing Autumn gluts – apples, plums, pears. Lots and lots of apples. Our cottage in Suffolk has a massive apple tree in the centre of the garden, and its constantly full of fruit all season. Every time we visit, we fill bags and bags of fruit and cart them back to London. And once back in London, there’s two more (way smaller but still plentiful) trees to harvest. And so the baking must begin…DSCF7896I didn’t want to repeat another apple cake (fab as they are) and wanted to try something a little different. I hadn’t made flapjacks before but these weren’t the traditional version. The addition of a huge grated apple keeps the mixture moist and makes the flapjacks last, whilst the handfuls of dried cranberries gave the flapjacks a little extra tang which I definitely liked. I considered adding a chocolate drizzle to the top – and whilst this might be nice I decided to keep these as they were – fruity, oaty, delicious. The recipe is from Hannah’s book and is one which I highly recommend :)

12 comments:

Danielle said...

I've never tried making flapjacks before. They look very delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Flapjacks are delicious. Yours look irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

elra said...

Oh Lucy, these are truly delightful treats to have on a rainy cloudy day, such as this moment.

Fyi, I made your delicious banana cake yesterday for our Sunday afternoon tea. It's gone rather too quickly, never had a chance to take photo. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

La Table De Nana said...

I don't think I have tried either..They look great!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh now these look so different and very tasty!! Flapjacks here are pancakes so I was expecting pancakes but these sound amazing! Way to go Lucy :) You rock it out girl! xo

Nisrine said...

Flapjacks? Unfamiliar until now but quite lovely. Yum!

Dimah said...

These really look and sound fantastic!

Faith said...

I actually don't think I've ever had flapjacks! They look absoltuely delicious though. Are they similar to granola bars?

Ash said...

I don't think I've ever had one of these!!
Flapjacks to me are just another name for pancakes.
But these look even better!

Sugar Crawler said...

oh flapjacks, i think i'll try this recipe, thanks!

The KitchenMaid said...

Hi Lucy, love the idea of adding grated apple, not least because it makes flapjacks a little more nutritious! Love your blog, wish I had been as on to it as you when I was 15!

George@CulinaryTravels said...

These look stunning Lucy, a must make.