Today, May the 20th 2012 is in fact World Baking Day. The idea is you bake a cake, take a picture of it in a strange place and upload it to http://www.worldbakingday.co.uk. Check the website out if you’re in need of some serious procrastination. Or, if like me, you are too poor to actually bake a cake on this auspicious day, bake something random with the leftovers in your cupboard! I was lacking in the egg/flour/everything department but what I did have was loads of porridge…
Actual Ingredients to make flapjack
225g demerara sugar
75g golden syrup
275g porridge oats
The ingredients I used
About 200g butter
Whatever was left of a packet of caster sugar
About 6 sachets of syrup flavoured Quaker’s Oats
A random handful of mixed dried fruit
Preheat the oven to 160⁰C/Gas Mark 3. Prepare a traybake tin with foil.
Melt the butter in a large pan with the sugar and syrup (or whatever ingredients you have…)
When they are completely melted take the pan off the heat and stir in the oats until they’re completely covered. This is when I added in some dried fruit I had lying around.
Pour into your tin and press flat. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes or until golden brown. If you had any cooking chocolate you could melt that and drizzle it on top of the flapjack once it had cooled. (I didn’t have any chocolate D: )
So there you are! How to bake when you don’t actually have the right ingredients. Happy World Baking Day!