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!

8 comments:

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

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  2. This looks delicious!

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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

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

      xx Charlotte

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

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  5. Were they good? They certainly look delicious!

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

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