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Peter’s Favourite Flapjack


My son wanted to take a snack into his school nursery this week like some of his new friends, rather than have the snack the nursery provide. The rules for snacks brought in to his nursery are that they must be “healthy and not contain nuts”. i thought that flapjack would be a great idea – oats are a slow release energy carbohydrate, and the addition of seeds and dried fruit would also be good. I didn’t want to use the usual staple ingredient of golden syrup in my flapjack, as it can be overpoweringly sweet sometimes, so I remembered back to some oaty, seedy and nutty biscuits I baked for the long commute I used to have before I became a mum, and replaced the traditional golden syrup with maple syrup. Continue reading

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Oatie Cookies

One of our favourite cookies is a simple Oatie Cookie. Similar in flavour to a Hobnob biscuit, but softer, and so much more satisfying to eat, knowing that you have baked it yourself.

This recipe can also be adapted to include chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips (another favourite!). Continue reading

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