Thursday, March 4, 2010
Flapjacks or granola bars?
Tuesdays are quilt group days. Our small group meets twice a month and we take turns bringing dessert. This week was my turn and I needed something quick and easy.
I could have bought something from a bakery, but that's not what I do. Monday night, during my "15 minutes of bed-time reading" time, I came across this recipe for Flapjacks in the latest issue of Bon Appetit.
Funny name for a bar cookie, but, hey, I had all the ingredients, even the golden syrup. My oats were old-fashioned rather than quick-cooking, but I figured it wouldn't make much of a difference. It didn't.
These were very quick to assemble and bake, and had cooled down nicely when dessert time came around. The interesting thing about these cookies is that the first bite is rather unimpressive, but as the essence of cookie lingers in your mouth and a minute or two passes, the nicest caramel flavor emerges.
There were only four of us this week. The recipe makes 16 cookies. There were only 2.5 cookies left. You do the math.
My daughter and I split the leftovers after dinner and kept wishing for more.
You can find the recipe here.