Festive Flapjacks recipe by Eric Lanlard

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Brought to you by P&O Cruises Food Heroes. Celebrity chef Eric Lanlard – also known as Cake Boy – shows First News how to make traditional flapjacks, but with a festive twist. Eric’s tip: a little pinch of salt brings all the flavours together.


  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 3.5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 160g dark muscovado sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 450g rolled oats
  • Bowl of dried fruit
  • Festive decorations


  1. Use a spatula to add 200g of unsalted butter (chunks) into the pan
  2. Add 3.5 tbsp of golden syrup into the pan, as well as dark muscovado sugar.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to the pan. Finally, add 2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
  4. Melt the mix on a high heat and mix with your spatula and let the butter boil for a couple of minutes.
  5. Take the saucepan off the heat and add 450g of rolled oats. Continue to mix.
  6. Add your dried fruit to the mix and continue to stir.
  7. Once it’s all mixed nicely, transfer it into a flat baking tray and flatten it out so that it’s nice and level.
  8. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes at 180°C.
  9. Take it out of the oven and cut it into squares.
  10. To make them extra festive, why not add melted white chocolate and edible decorations to them?

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sarawalter · 6 years ago

omg just discovered this -amazing....are there going to be more ???

Callum Jones · 6 years ago

Yes – we'll be bringing new recipes to you every month. Lots more to come. Enjoy these two for starters (or main courses and pudding)! - First News Live!

pippolino · 6 years ago


pippolino · 6 years ago

will it be one video a month or two videos a month?

pudsyears · 5 years ago

It looks amazing that child is so lucky to have such a good teacher. I love cooking so much.

sangn08 · 5 years ago

This recipe looks so mouth-wateringly delicious ? ? ?

· 5 years ago

I tried it and they are literally one word- supercalifragilisticexpialidociouslysupermegayummy (basically supercalifragilisticexpialidocious but dociously instead of docious and with supermegayummy at the end.) :D :) XD

happycat · 5 years ago

i really wany to bake these they look mouthwatering good or finger licking good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happycat · 5 years ago

LOL LOL LOL OMG OMG OMG :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

· 5 years ago

that is so good and it looks yummy i just wanna eat it

· 5 years ago

Yummy! I have such a sweet tooth. Makes my mouth water+I really wanna eat that!?