This is the “most read” recipe on my blog => but not because it is a favourite – but because of the ongoing discussion about “flapjack” versus “crumpet” and the differences between the definition between the Brits & the South Africans.
When I was growing up – we called this a “flapjack” and it was served for breakfast or as an afternoon treat. With some golden syrup or jam. However, in the UK, a flapjack is an oat based chewy sweet treat similar to the South African “crunchie” (again, not to be confused with the Cadbury crunchie which is honeycomb dipped in chocolate!).
For others – they call this a drop scone or a scotch pancake… take your pick on the name… but assured that it still tastes delicious!
I googled *flapjacks* and got a whole plethora of recipes for the oat inspired biscuit (like a *crunchie*) – that wasn’t what I was looking for… so I added the words *south african recipe* and was beyond happy when I found what I was looking for on the All4Women platform.
The recipe is super easy… and doesn’t take long to *whip* up and serve. The other benefit is they can be served as is, or with jam/syrup/honey or even just a little bit of sugar & cinnamon!
1 1/2 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch salt (about 1/4 teaspoon)
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
2 large eggs lightly beaten
- Mix everything together
- Fry spoonfuls (1/5 of a cup) of batter either in a non-stick frying pan or with a little bit of oil (I tried both and would definitely recommend not using any oil/butter and rather dry frying as they get a better all over golden sheen to them then)
- Wait for the bubbles to appear in the batter while frying before flipping them over.
It couldn’t be simpler!
So – would I repeat this recipe? YES… it is one for the *KEEP* pile!