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Bulk Budget Flapjack Recipe

Quantity Made 18 pieces
Total Cost £1.23
Cost Per Piece 7p

Costs based on shopping at and spending
Tesco Baking Fat 500g 70p
Tesco Value Oats 1kg 59p
Miscellaneous Granulated Sugar 2kg £1.61


Choose one column for your quantities and stick to it. Imperial and metric don't mix!

Ingredient Metric Imperial Volume
Baking Margarine 500g 1lb 1 large block or 2 small blocks
Sugar 285g 10oz 20 tbsp or 320ml
Oats 500g 1lb 1/2 tescos value bag


  1. Preheat oven to 180c (350f, gas mark 4)
  2. Grease 12" square tin
  3. Melt margarine in large pan over low heat
  4. Over low heat, stir in sugar until mostly dissolved
  5. Remove from heat and stir in oats
  6. Press mixture down into tin
  7. Bake in oven for 20 minutes
  8. Whilst warm mark into rectangles (I aim for 3 pieces across and 6 pieces down)
  9. Once cold turn out

One of the things I like about this recipe is that it is simple enough for the kids to make, another thing I like is it's versatility. I often chuck in a handle of desiccated coconut, chopped nuts or dried fruit to add flavour - depends on what's in the store cupboard!

Posted by OneProudMomma at Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:11 PM
Edited on: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:10 AM