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Perfect Flapjacks /Oat Bars

27 Aug 2014

Flapjacks Granola oat bar www.bakeandthecity.blogspot.co.uk

Here is a recipe I am going to file under 'instant gratification'!! With only five key ingredients this was in my belly after 55 minutes of me mixing the last ingredient. For me this will be a chewy flapjack recipe I will be using again and again. Adding the hazelnuts, ginger and lemon zest really sets this apart from your ordinary flapjack. And it's a great use of porridge oats! I don't know about you, but I don't think I've ever had porridge oats for breakfast. I'm more of a cereal girl, like Cornflakes, Alpen, Shreddies, that type of stuff.

So here we are, Perfect Flapjacks!
Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off

12 Aug 2014

I can't say that I watch a lot of telly, I'm usually one that tunes in to watch something specific and occasionally begins some sort of programme fetish. A few months ago it was The Good Wife, now its The Great British Bake Off on the BBC! The fifth Series has started and last week I tuned in to watch the first episode. Not only do I love to see the GBBO contestants' creations, but I get a buzz from learning the inside tips and tricks to get your cake right – "to prevent your cherries from falling to the bottom when making cherry cake, halve them, then dust them in flour before adding them to batter"  – brilliant!

Whilst watching #GBBO last week, I couldn't help notice that one of the contestants in particular is in need of a strong hairband. No names mentioned, but your strands of overhanging hair are distracting me from what you're baking, please tie all of that hair back properly before Mary Berry finds an extra ingredient in your cake!


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