A Taste of *Home*

**Disclaimer**

The following is by no means a healthy recipe, but it’s most definitely the best tasting one that I will ever share!

 

Flapjacks

I can’t believe, after so many months, that the time has finally come to say goodbye to everyone and make the big move to NYC. I feel like I’ve been wishing for this time to come for years, so it’s a little bit surreal that tomorrow morning I’ll be taking my one way ticket and leaving this little island.

I had the best weekend ever that was filled with a lot of mixed emotions. I honestly thought that I would be fine leaving everyone, but it’s so much harder to say goodbye to people that you love so much, knowing that it will be quite some time before we see each other again. My friends surprised me with a going away dinner, the most amazing “Bon Voyage” cake and a tray of red velvet cupcakes from The Cake Fairy Athgarvan. I’ve never felt so loved!

Cake

Cupcakes

Flapjacks were a staple in our house growing up. Every day for six years, my Mum sent my sister and me off to school with two each for our 11 o’clock break. Although, I wish I could say I got to eat them every day, there was more than a few times when I would go to my bag and find my friends had already tucked into them! They’re definitely one of the things I will miss most from home. For as long as I can remember, we’ve had a batch in the house for any visitors who call in. They’re also a signature treat of mine to bring in to the office on a Friday.

While they’re not exactly “clean”, they’re definitely a healthier option than your go-to biscuits or chocolate bars and I can honestly say I’ve yet to meet anyone who can resist more than one! 
These chocolate flapjacks are also quite adaptable so you can make them as healthy or as unhealthy as you like! I’ve added some good old fashioned Dairymilk and a crushed Crunchie to the ones pictured here, but they’re also just as good with no chocolate! You could also try adding a cup full of sunflower seeds to the mix to give them a healthy little edge.

Flapjacks

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Flapjack Recipe:

300g of Flahavans Progress Oatlets

220g Butter/Margarine

50g/2 tbsp of Golden Syrup

100g of Sugar

100g of Flour

Method:

  1. Soften the butter & golden syrup
  2. Add in the dry ingredients until it’s all evenly mixed
  3. Flatten the mixture out onto a swiss roll tin
  4. Pop in the oven for 150 for 40 mins
  5. Keep on eye on them though, you want to get that golden colour for a good crunch
  6. Cut them while they’re hot
  7. Leave them to cool in the tin
  8. Add all the chocolate that you want & then enjoy!

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Flapjacks

I’m so sad to be leaving home but absolutely bursting with excitement to see what is in store for me next. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the well-wishes, cards and presents. Such a sound bunch of friends I have.

Niamh x

flowers

3 Comments

    • cinnamonsoul
      Author
      November 6, 2015 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much! Such a lovely comment x

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