I've gone a bit oats mad at the moment.
After my microwave porridge post the other day, Spade and Dagger mentioned how they'd been spoilt by using Pim Hill Farm organic oats, and how they tasted way better than what you can normally buy.
I had a conversation with the lovely people at Pim Hill Farm about trying some of their products. Looking at their website I already loved their ethos and how they grew their product, we don't exclusively buy organic, but we do try to when we can.
|Well the kids did, but the box didn't last long!|
Well happily I can report that they they take porridge to another level! Much smoother, creamier and somehow they taste more "oaty".
Trouble is I think it might have spoilt the children and no other oats will compare now, gone are the days of budget oats! They sell big 5kg bags for £15.75 on their site which still works out at only 15p a portion (adult). I love buying big bags in bulk anyway, so it suits me!
I was a little unsure what to do with the jumbo oats, then I thought flapjack.
But then I looked in the cupboard and saw that we'd got no golden syrup left, I guess with how much porridge we've been eating lately I shouldn't have been surprised!
The Ultimate Flapjack Recipe
Now I know Ultimate is a bold claim but this stuff is simply amazing.
I even had to ask mum if she minded me giving away this recipe! Mum and friend had a competition to see who could come up with the best recipe, mum lost but we gained her friends recipe so we didn't care!
12oz of jumbo oats
8oz of butter
4oz of soft brown sugar
4 tlbsp condensed milk
4 oz of raisins or chopped dried apricots
|Packed down ready to go in the oven|
For an amazing variation put one layer of flapjack in the tray, cover with cherry pie filling then add another layer of flapjack on top!
It was so good I had to make it twice - once I'd made one batch I saw half a tin of condensed milk left in the fridge looking all lonely, so I made as second batch the very next day. By the weekend ti was all gone!
What's your favorite flapjack recipe?
*Pim Hill farm did give me the oats to create this post, but all the views and opinions are my own.