Orange, Ginger and Treacle Flapjack

I guess I’m on a bit of a roll this weekend with 2 recipes! There may be another pause until the next batch as exams approach, but hopefully it won’t be too long. Today I decided to make flapjack using some oats and oranges that needed using up, and so I thought up the idea of an orange, ginger and treacle flavour. The orange and ginger flavour complement each other perfectly, whilst the black treacle adds a rich taste and chewy texture to the mix.




  • 100g butter
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • 2tbsp black treacle
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 2 oranges
  • 20g ginger
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 100ml boiling water
  • 2tbsp icing sugar
  • 2tbsp caramel
  • (optional) raisins for topping



  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan
  2. Heat the butter, golden syrup, black treacle and 50g of the granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over a low heat, until the butter has fully melted
  3. Whilst heating, cut the oranges into quarters, remove the flesh and leave the peel to one side. Juice the orange flesh.
  4. When the butter has melted, add the ginger (chopped into fine chunks) and the orange juice.
  5. Heat for around 2-3 minutes until boiling, and then add the oats
  6. Stir continuously to coat the oats evenly, and then remove from the heat
  7. Transfer the oat mixture into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper (so that the flapjack is around 2cm deep) and then cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes
  8. When the flapjack has finished cooking, remove from the oven and allow to cool
  9. In a saucepan, add the remaining granulated sugar and 100ml of boiling water. Heat and stir until the sugar has fully dissolved
  10. Cut the orange peel into thin strips, and then add to the saucepan of dissolved sugar
  11. Stir every minute for around 20 minutes, at a medium heat, until the dissolved sugar has thickened into a thick syrup, and then remove from the heat
  12. Add the candied orange to the top of the flapjack (followed by raisins if you want)
  13. Heat the caramel (recipe for making caramel is included in steps 1-5 of the recipe here) in the microwave for around 20 seconds, until it has a thinner consistency. Pour over the flapjack.
  14. Finally, make a thick paste of icing sugar and water, and then pour this over the flapjack. Allow to cool before serving.



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