Learn to bake coach Helen’s fabulous flapjacks!
Often offered to wilting athletes and coaches as loooong, humid, weekend swim meets draw to a close – coach Helen’s famous flapjacks are a team favourite.
Why not create your own devastatingly delicious concoction that will magically boost any flagging superstar!
Here it is… the recipe for the best energy-boosting flapjack in the swimming world!
Melt 250g butter and 250g light soft brown sugar in a large saucepan, to a rolling boil… it will turn from a dark brown liquid to light brown, fluffy fudge colour (yum!)
Turn off the heat and add 5/6 tbsp (90ml) golden syrup.
Add 500g of your secret mix of dry ingredients and combine well.
Tip the magnificent mixture into a 20cm square tin lined with greaseproof paper and press down with a back of a spoon.
Pop on the bottom shelf at 140C for 20 minutes – then LEAVE to completely cool before cutting.
Your Dry Ingredients can include…
1. 500g rolled oats (jumbo oats make a crunchier flapjack)
2. 300g rolled oats plus 200g of anything – nuts (pistachios are nice), seeds and dried fruit.
3. The Big Bluefin Mix:
250g of rolled oats, 100g of jumbo oats, and a mix of pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds, golden raisins or cranberries – up to 500g. When cooled and cut, drizzle with melted dark chocolate! Yummo!