Jammy Flapjacks

Flapjacks have to be one of my all-time favourites. These are the beautiful jammy jewels in the collection. Try one for breakfast or in a picnic or lunch box.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350/4. Grease an 18×30.5x4cm/7x12x1 ½ in tin with butter.
  2. Tip the butter and sugar into a bowl. Beat them together vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mix is white and creamy.
  3. Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add the vanilla extract and oats. Mix well.
  4. Tip half the mix into the tin, spreading evenly. Press it firmly down, using your hands, so it covers the base completely and fills the corners.
  5. Use a spatula to spread a layer of jam over this base. If the jam is stiff you can beat it with a wooden spoon to loosen it up a bit first.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining oat mix evenly over the jam so it’s absolutely covered.


  1. Bake for 20 minutes until just golden. Start to check after 10-15. Remove the tin and sit it on a cooling rack.


  1. After 10 minutes cooling, take a sharp knife and mark the flapjack into squares. Leave to cool completely before removing from the tin. I use a knife and spatula to do this. Makes a great breakfast to go as well as a teatime treat.

Useful Cooking Information


Metric Imperial
10 g½ oz
20 g¾ oz
25 g1 oz
50 g2 oz
75 g3 oz
110 g4 oz
150 g5 oz
175 g6 oz
200 g7 oz
225 g8 oz
250 g9 oz
275 g10 oz
350 g12 oz
450 g1 lb
500 g (½ kg)18 oz
700 g1½ lb
900 g2 lb
1 kg2¼ lb
1.3 kg3 lb
1.8 kg4 lb
2.2 kg5 lb


Metric Imperial
50 ml2 fl oz
75 ml3 fl oz
100 ml3½ fl oz
125 ml4 fl oz
150 ml5 fl oz¼ pint
200 ml7 fl oz
250 ml9 fl oz
300 ml10 fl oz½ pint
425 ml15 fl oz¾ pint
600 ml20 fl oz1 pint
800 ml1½ pint
1 l1¾ pints
1.2 l2 pints
1.5 l2½ pints
1.8 l3 pints
2 l3½ pints


Metric Imperial
5 mm¼ inch
1 cm½ inch
2 cm¾ inch
2.5 cm1 inch
3 cm1¼ inches
4 cm1½ inches
5 cm2 inches
10 cm3 inches
15 cm4 inches
20.5 cm6 inches
23 cm9 inches
25 cm10 inches
30 cm12 inches

Spoon measures - mean level measures unless the recipe says 'heaped'

Eggs - are always large for baking, unless recipe says otherwise

Oven Temperatures

Gas °F °C
Mark 1275140

Fan assisted ovens - remember to reduce temperatures by 20°C

Most Useful US/European Conversions

ButterUS 1 cup / 2 sticks8 oz220 g
SugarUS 1 cup6 oz175 g
FlourUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
LiquidUS 1 cup8 fl oz225 ml
Prepped OnionsUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Cheese, GratedUS 1 cup4 oz110 g
Diced FruitUS 1 cup5 oz150 g
Fresh BreadcrumbsUS 1 cup2 oz55 g

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