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Microwave flapjacks #3
cake experiments
I like cherries. I like almonds. And one can throw just about any fruit and nuts into flapjacks, so...

  • 3 oz spreadable butter
  • 4 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 oz porridge oats
  • 1 oz toasted, flaked almonds
  • 2 oz glacé cherries, chopped
  • 2 oz dates, chopped
Microwaved for five minutes at 800W. No photo because they look very similar to the last lot I made.

They're not half bad. A little almond extract goes a long way; there's a clear, though subtle, almond flavour. An extra ounce of flaked almonds wouldn't have hurt, though, and perhaps a few more cherries.

The spreadable butter doesn't seem to do any harm, the texture seems the same as the previous batch that used "proper" butter. And spreadable butter is just so much more convenient for everyday use that I'm blowed if I'm buying "proper" butter just for cakes.