Sometimes a successful recipe comes about by complete accident. These lemon and raisin flapjacks were the result of a hungry Sunday baking sesh, when I knew what I wanted (which actually was just to bake) but I didn’t have anything specific in mind. So I rooted though the cupboards and decided it was a good chance to use up some left overs.
The first time I made them I used green raisins which were languishing in the cupboard because I’d found them too dry. So I popped them into some tea to perk them up! The tea was a tiny bit of cardamom tea I had left from Holy Lama Spice Drops. Not enough to do anything with really, but lovely and fragrant. The lemon had been in the fridge for gawd knows how long! These were proper make-do-and-mend store cupboard flapjacks – and they turned out beautiful so are now my go-to raisin flapjacks!
The raisins soaked for quite a few hours while I did the weekly shop. This really brought them back to life and made them into squishy little gems.
From a bunch of overlooked left-overs to delicious lunch time treats in no time at all, these fruity little flapjacks are a joy to make and a joy to eat.
These are so easy to play around with. So if you have an orange or a couple of satsumas, use that instead of lemon. Or soak raisins (or any other dried fruit you have) in something like a fruit tea or even a spiced chai for a different flavour when you bite into them.
I am also linking up with:
The no waste food challenge hosted by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary as it was pretty much all languishing in the cupboards and fridge.
Recipe of the week hosted by A Mummy Too.