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Raisin Flapjack

Easiest flapjack recipe you will ever need and pretty fool proof.

I have to hide this after I’ve made it because it just weirdly disappeared otherwise. I think we have elves!

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So here’s the recipe:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 200g porridge oats
  • a good pinch of salt (optional)
  • 80g of Sultanas (exchange for nuts or apricots etc… if preferred)

Grease a 20cm square tin with butter and set aside. Preheat the oven to 150 C/ 300 F/ Gas Mark 2

Melt the butter in a pan with the sugar and the golden syrup.

When melted take off the heat and add the porridge oats, salt and raisins.

When everything has been incorporated put into the tin and using a spoon pack it down well.

Bake for around 25-30 mins until golden brown. After 5 mins of cooling score the flapjacks into the size you like (big pieces for me!) When cooled completely remove from tin and place on some kitchen roll for a few minutes to remove excess butter then store in an airtight tin.

Happy Eating!!

 

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Kitchen Revamp

Back at the beginning of the year i decided i wanted a new kitchen. I love a good project and so in February i began looking around for kitchens and builders (who knew it would be so difficult!!

Here are some pictures of what my kitchen looked like. Many people have said it looks nice but it wasn’t very functional and there was very little storage. We found that even with a kitchen table we rarely used it, we just didn’t like being in there.

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I found my Builder, got many Kitchen quotes and eventually went with Howdens Joinery to supply my kitchen and work would commence in March and finish in April. It was hell for a few weeks, we had to live on takeaways (oh woe is me!) but i couldn’t be happier. Its taken me until the beginning of this month to actually finish things off like painting and having blinds fitted but honestly it’s my favourite room in the house!
So here is the transformation, i hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

During construction

Kitchen – Howdens, Greenwich Gloss Slate Grey
Mugs – Starbucks You Are Here collection
Clock and Placemats – Debenhams 
Wall Letters – Hobbycraft
Small Flower Jar, wooden board, porcelain ‘Hello’ and large and small yellow vases – Next
Prints – Printed from online
Bar Stools – Dunelm 

 

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First Post stress..

Hi!

This blogging lark can be a bit scary can’t it?

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I mean, I’ve blogged before but that was just about daily life and lots of boring stuff.
I’ve always enjoyed writing. In fact i love to put pen to paper when i can as i think we’ve forgotten the art of the written word these days what with technology being as it is. Suppose it’s a bit like talking to people, i mean who actually does that these days!

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a while but there’s so much involved these days if you want people to actually read it.  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram….. you have to be savvy with them all don’t you?!
So why do i want to start this blog?
Well as i said i love writing and generally if I’ve done something, made something or bought something  new i like to share my experiences. I’m a big believer in telling people my experience, be that good or bad and i also love to read what other people think. I always take to TripAdvisor for instance if i plan on making a trip. Reviews are a great thing!
So what’s this blog about……well a bit of everything really. Reviews about everyday things, sharing my baking, crafts, home design, lifestyle, parenting…..the list is endless really. I just hope i don’t make it too boring!
So, i’m off to think about my next post, my new kitchen i think with lots of pictures! Off to put the kettle on!
See you later with a cuppa!