Sunday, 9 October 2011

Flapjacks and cupcakes..

Today I have had some help baking from my lovely friend, Donna! She wanted to make some cupcakes and chose a yummy marshmallow frosting. I'm not going to repeat the vanilla cupcake recipe as it's in my previous blog which can be found here.
However, I will put the marshmallow frosting recipe up.

Marshmallow Frosting;


250g Caster Sugar

4 egg whites
1 tablespoon water

Pinch of salt


Place all of the ingredients in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and heat until all of the sugar dissolves and the mixture reaches a temperature of 60 (Celsius) - then tip it all in to a mixer and whisk for about 3 minutes (or you can use a hand mixer) for about 3 minutes until it forms stiff, glossy peaks - use immediately.


Finally, the flapjacks. A couple of weeks ago I received some apple and cinnamon flapjacks in my graze box and they really are to die for!!

Last weekend I tried to recreate these delectable delights, but failed absolutely miserably and ended up with crumbly flapjacks that ended up in the bin.. gutting.
I have been determined to make the perfect, moist flapjacks since and I have now cracked the recipe - these really are delicious.. and I plan on taking them to work for breakfast for the next few days (if they last that long!!)

Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks


250g butter

250g caster sugar

1 cup golden syrup

100g rice crispies

100g rolled oats

300g porridge oats

cinnamon - about a tsp or two, depending on how much you like cinnamon

2 apples, peeled and grated


Place the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan and slowly melt - once it has melted add all of the ingredients and coat evenly.

Tip the mixture in to a tin and firmly press it all down - place into a 180 (celsius) oven and bake for about 25 minutes until pale golden - it may seem a little undercooked when it comes out but it will set as it cools - while it is still warm, mark out the flapjacks and then leave to cool.. if you can resist temptation!!

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