I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this here on my blog before but one of my all time favourite old school puddings is sticky toffee pudding! I’ve loved it ever since I can remember as it’s such a heart warming pud that brings a great deal of happiness with every mouthful and I think it’s fair to say that it always leaves you feeling fully satisfied.
With that being said, I’ve already shared a sticky toffee pudding recipe here on my blog a couple of years ago which I absolutely LOVE (link here: )! But, it has been on my mind for a while now to bake a sweet treat which has sticky toffee flavours.
There were a few options which sprung to mind when thinking of what to bake but one that took my fancy instantly was adding sticky toffee flavours to a flapjack. Is your mouth watering just thinking about it? Mine sure is.
Now, I can’t take full credit for todays bake, it’s actually inspired by a recipe I saw on Sainsbury’s website. It caught my attention immediately and I just knew, without even baking it that it would be bloody delicious. Guess what… I wasn’t wrong!
In my opinion, you cannot beat a good homemade flapjack. Don’t get me wrong, you can buy some really yummy shop brought flapjacks but since learning to bake, I’ve found that having that homemade touch always wins. So, I knew making a batch of homemade flapjack with sticky toffee flavours running throughout would be sensational.
I followed Sainsbury’s recipe and I can honestly say, I’m hooked. It’s a beautiful pairing of two incredibly yummy sweet treats and is a absolute must try! Take my word for it, you won’t be disappointed.
So before I ramble on any longer about how god damn amazing these sticky toffee flapjacks are, let’s get you baking your own batch. The recipe is below:
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes
Overall Time: 1 Hour
Ingredients You Need For Flapjacks:
- 250g Of Unsalted Butter
- 100g Of Pitted Dates, Finely Sliced
- 100g Of Light Brown Sugar
- 50g Of Golden Syrup
- 450g Of Gluten Free Porridge Oats
- 100g Of Soft Toffees, Cut Into Small Pieces
Ingredients You Need For Toffee Sauce:
- 25g Of Unsalted Butter
- 60g Of Golden Syrup
- 50g Of Light Brown Sugar
- 50ml Of Double Cream
How To Make Flapjacks:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a large pyrex dish with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
- Secondly, in a large saucepan, melt the 250g of unsalted butter.
- Once melted, mix in 100g of pitted dates, 100g of light brown sugar and 50g of golden syrup.
- Next, add in the 450g of porridge oats and mix well to coat the oats in the melted butter and sugar.
- Now, mix in 70g of soft toffees until slightly melted.
- Scrape the flapjack mixture into the pre-lined pyrex dish and using the back of a spoon or spatula, pack the flapjack mixture in tightly.
- Sprinkle the remaining 30g of soft toffees over the top of the flapjack mixture.
- Place the flapjack mixture into the oven and bake for around 20-25 minutes until its turned golden.
- When fully baked, take out the oven and allow to cool down completely in the pyrex dish.
How To Make Toffee Sauce:
- When the flapjack has cooled down, it’s time to make the toffee sauce.
- Place 25g of unsalted butter, 60g of golden syrup, 50g of light brown sugar and 50ml of double cream into a large saucepan.
- Over a low heat, melt all the ingredients together.
- Allow to simmer in the saucepan for 5-10 minutes (TIP: if your worried your toffee sauce hasn’t thickened, don’t worry, as it cools it will thicken).
- Leave the toffee sauce to cool slightly.
- Once cooled, place a small amount of your toffee sauce into a piping bag, snip the end of the bag off and drizzle the toffee sauce over flapjacks.
- Finally, allow the flapjack and toffee sauce to cool before cutting into squares to serve.
that’s your Sticky Toffee Flapjacks prepared, baked, toffee sauce drizzled and ready for you to enjoy!
Heavenly… just heavenly. Need I say more!
What I love about these flapjacks is that even though it’s not a proper sticky toffee pud, it still has that soul warming feeling when eating it. The sticky toffee flavours really bring these flapjacks to life and have got me feeling all the autumnal vibes.
These have got me inspired to pair more old school puddings with a basic flapjack recipe and watch the flavours come to life. Don’t be surprised if you see more flapjacks from me in the future haha.
Let me know in the comments below if you make these sticky toffee flapjacks yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Do you love the pairing of ingredients?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,