Its all go in the world of food this week, Shrove Tuesday, British Pie Week, St Piran's Day and World Marmalade Week. The folk over at Mackays decided that there was no better time to challenge bloggers to devise a recipe utilising the sticky orangey spread. What better name than #mackaysmarmalademarch
250g Porridge Oats
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
75g Golden Caster Sugar
1 heaped Tbsp Golden Syrup
100g + 50g Mackays Dundee Orange Marmalade
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and grease a tray bake tin.
Melt together the butter, sugar, syrup and 100g of marmalade over a low heat in a good sized pan.
Stir in the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix until well combined.
Tip into the prepared tin and smooth with the back of a metal spoon.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden.
Melt the remaining 50g of marmalade and paint it over the top with a pastry brush.
Cut into bars whilst still warm, but don't attempt to remove until completely cool.
Really pleased with these flapjacks. Super easy to make,lovely and tangy and very moreish. Caused quite a stir when I posted a photo of them on twitter asking if anyone fancied one. Whilst we're in a marmalade mood I though I'd share some of my other recipes utilising it. Another bake, a savoury dish and a desert. It's nothing if not versatile as an ingredient. Click through to the original blog posts for the recipes.
Just so the other events of this week don't feel in the shade of marmalade I also made Pancake Pops for Shrove Tuesday and Cornish Pasties for St Pirans Day. Haven't managed to squeeze in a pie yet but there's still the weekend.
Ready made pastry and this Cornish Pastie filling recipe
Pancake Pops - Recipe on my Facebook Page
Thanks as always to Mackays for sending me a selection of their artisan preserves to work with. There's certainly more that can be done with marmalade than just spreading it on your toast.