Friday, July 6, 2012

WWII Ginger Flapjacks

Feeling peckish today I decided to try another recipe from my "Good Eating" wartime cookbook.

5 oz plain flour
4 oz oatmeal (I used porridge oats because that's what the corner shop had)
2 oz sugar
1 tsp baking powder
4 oz margarine, lard or clarified dripping (I used butter - not very ration-book friendly, I know)
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp ground ginger

It says to cream the fat, sugar and syrup together first, but I just threw all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and kneaded it together. Roll out on a baking sheet, bake in a moderate oven (about 200°C I think I had it) for 10-20 minutes depending on how soft/crunchy you want them.

Serve with a cup of tea or ginger beer!


  1. Those sound really good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I'm going to give it a try this weekend.

  2. This looks delicious!

    xoxo Sarah

  3. Those look so cool! And I think you can be forgiven for not being very ration book friendly, I'm sure they were delicious!

  4. Completely yummy looking recipe, thank you for sharing. I'll never forget when, shortly after I moved to Ireland, I learned that on the other side of the pond, the word flapjack doesn't mean pancakes (they're pretty much synonymous here in North America), but rather something a bit akin to a (very delicious!) square granola bar.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. Oh! And I thought I was being internationally friendly by not calling them biscuits!

      xx Charlotte

    2. Just found your blog! They look yummy, I love ginger :) x

  5. Were they good? They certainly look delicious!

  6. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! They look yummy! I shall have to make these for The Beard :)


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