Earlier in the year a friend made me a pretty big flapjack for my birthday. Now it was time for his birthday, and with Pimp That Snack as inspiration, his had to be even bigger..
Porridge oats – 2 x 1kg 1.14
Butter – 500g 0.57
Soft margarine -500g 0.45
Light brown sugar -1kg 1.59
Golden Syrup -1 tin 0.66
Raisins -500g 0.64
Glace cherries -400g 1.80
Desiccated coconut -250g 0.60
Milk chocolate -400g 1.00
Dark chocolate -400g 1.00
Dairy toffees -2 bags 0.98
Total cost £9.45
Melt the butter and margarine. Add a load of golden syrup (about 2/3rds of the tin)
Add the sugar
Stir in the oats. Put half the mixture into another bowl and add the raisins, spoon into baking tins
To the remaining half add most of the glace cherries and a load of desiccated coconut to taste
Bake for about 20min, gas mark 5 – we kept checking them after 15min to avoid burning!
Whilst they’re cooling, unwrap the 2 bags of toffee, and melt in the microwave. Melt the chocolate over boiling water. Do not attempt to eat the melted toffee. It hurts..
Now for the precision building – pile up the slabs of flapjack in alternating layers – we had 3 cherry and coconut layers and 2 raisin layers
Stick them together using the chocolate and toffee
There were a few gaps in the side; we packed these in with some toffee (or fudge, if you will)
Drizzle the remaining chocolate and toffee over the top and let it all cool.
We had some melted chocolate left and after eating what we could, we put the rest in an ice cube tray – to use for decoration; we put these on top with the all-important candles
The finished product weighed 6kg (and had 1.5kg of fat and 2.7kg of sugar..)
Calorie count was 30,000 – enough to sustain the birthday boy for 12 days.
Here’s the cross section – one slice fed 6 of us!