September 26, 2013

Fruit and mixed seed flapjacks from "A Country Cook´s Kitchen"

It is always with excitement that I checking what theme the hostess (either Karen from Lavender and Lovage or Kate from What Kate Baked) of the blogging event Tea Time Time has selected for the monthly virtual tea table. And for September Karen from Lavender and Lovage has selected the theme to be flapjacks, oats and tray bakes.

I have no clue at all, what a flapjack or an oaty cake is being a Dane !!! This is something very English and something very un-Danish !!!
A tray bake would have been a too easy way around this theme, I could have selected this tray cake called "Plums hiding in cake", so I decided to have a look in the cooking book called "A Country Cook´s Kitchen" by Alison Walker. And here I was luckily enough to find a recipe on flapjack with fruit and mixed seeds.

And when I saw the "massive" amount of butter (175 g) used in this recipe I was certain, this was just the recipe for me to make my very first flapjacks at all (do not forget the blog´s motto of "plenty of butter). A flapjack somehow seems to be equal amount of butter, sugar and oat flakes. And I assume the oat flakes is only added to make flapjacks a little more healthy !!!

I did no make any modifications at all to this recipe. I really like the texture from the oat flakes together with sweet flavour boost coming from both the raisins and dried cranberries.
In connection with tasting these my very first flapjacks I got some inspiration for a Christmas-style flapjack !!

Fruit and mixed seed flapjacks from "A Country Cook´s Kitchen": - 24 flapjacks

  • 175 g butter
  • 125 g sugar
  • 50 g light brown syrup 
  • 225 g oat flakes - finely rolled
  • 2 tablespoons (cake) flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 125 g mixed dried fruit - 50 g raisins + 50 g dried cranberry + 25 g dried apricot
  • 50 g mixed seeds - 25 g sunflower + 25 g sesame seeds
  1. Heat up the (conventional) oven to 200'C.
  2. Cover a baking tray (30 x 35 cm) with baking paper.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a cooking pot over low heat. Stir the mix well together during the heating process.
  4. Dry-mix the oat flakes, flour, salt and ginger.
  5. Dry-mix the dried fruits and seeds together.
  6. Stir the the flour-spices mix into the the melted butter-sugar mixture. Afterwards stir in the mixture of fruit and seeds.
  7. Fill this mixture into the baking tray.
  8. Bake the flapjacks in the middle of the oven at 200'C for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  9. Cut the flapjacks into squares of equal size.
  10. Store in an air tight container.


  1. I LOVE this recipe - so healthy and yet to TASTY looking! You did VERY well making these as I realise that they may not be what Danish people know or make! THANKS so much! Karen

    1. Hi Karen,

      these flapjacks turned out to be very tasty. I took some with me to work as a mid morning snack, and I could people´s head turning and people´s noise sniffing, when I opened the container with the flapjack. I assume it was the butter flavour, which my colleagues could smell.



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