kate5kiwis: crabby cakes


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

crabby cakes

for moi, the word "flapjack" is in the same category as "poultice" and "slotted spoon" - for some reason it makes my back go all cringey and i get an oooky woooooky shuddering-shoulder-blades-feeling.

now that the five kiwi kids are all under our roof again (do i hear a *yippee zippee*?!!) peeps are suddenly eating like the proverbial teenager *and* leaving teenage-sized messes everywhere - i woke up this morning dreaming of a fulltime kitchen-fairy/chef/housekeeper - to prevent the re-enactment of The Laughing Policeman.

and as i was scratching my head and wondering how on earth to keep the hungry tummies happy for the whole summer, i remembered that i've been wanting to make fl*pj*cks for a while - but the only recipes i've managed to find need kitchen scales. i'm a cup-measurer. enter Allyson Gofton, a kiwi chef and her kate-friendly recipe.


1 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups desiccated coconut

2 1/2 cups rolled oats

250 grams butter, melted



In a bowl mix together the sugar, coconut and rolled oats.


Pour in the melted butter and stir to mix well.


Press into a greased, and lined 24cm x 30cm slice tin.


Bake at 160°C for 25-30 minutes.


Cut into squares while still warm.


Store in an airtight container.

we've re-christened them CRABBY CAKES (from one of our fave movies) and the immediate verdicts are: "delicious... booo-da-full... can we have TWO?"
(*side note* these CRABBY CAKES are not really mummy-friendly - i didn't realise until i started measuring that they have half a pound of butter within. EGADS!)

i'll be surprised if they get to the storage container...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno about the fl*ap j*cks, but lordy, those kiddos are delicious. Num num.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Ginaagain said...

Ok, those are definitely yummy-er looking than what my grandmother called flapjacks.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Embejo said...

Oh. I thought flapjacks were like pikelets? he he obviously I've been mistook.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a sweet tooth person but I rather like those things.

We make them quite often but they just get troughed straight away.

And I know exactly what you mean re the amount the troop can scoff. And mostly I only have three here!!

12:50 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

giggle. yes they are.
and i am thinking - what do vegans use instead of Pure Creamery Butter? oh, marrrrgarrrrine?
you could make and eat.
delish, i tell ya. delish X

yeah i tried some awful ones when i was a kid - which is why it took me so long to psych up to trying the recipe myself X

well - it's a foncusing subject, cos we also have hot cakes and cr*ps, i mean crêpes - and they all have large amounts of enjoyment attached to the eating.
let me know when ya find out X

oh, so they're a blighty thing? or american maybe? i think it's the amount of butter that makes them so endearing X

10:09 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! Looks fantastic!

3:47 PM  

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