I know, i know... I also had no idea what flapjacks were until i was enlightened by Wikipedia, "...a flapjack is a baked bar biscuit, cooked in an oven tin and cut into rectangles, made from rolled oats, fat (typically butter), brown sugar and usually Golden syrup or honey". But unlike the traditional sweet biscuit bars, these jacks are baked with cheese and accentuated with a tiny hint of rosemary-- simply delicious, i say. And if you think adding 50 grams of butter is a little too much, just use less or simply omit it since the cheese'll ooze out enough grease to oil your pan anyway. Sound forgiving enough? Your turn to try it!
from Cheap as chips, better than toast by Miranda Shearer
makes 12 bars
- 150 grams oatmeal (rolled oats) (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 175 grams Cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
[i used Edam cheese]
- 1 egg, beaten
- 50 grams butter or margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- Mix all the ingredients together well [picture 1].
- Press into a shallow baking pan (i used a 24cm round pan) [picture 2] and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350C/Gas 4, for 40 minutes until golden brown [picture 3].
- Cut into slices and serve hot or cold.