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Blueberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks – We Should Cocoa #59

Blueberry Flapjacks

Having set blueberries as the ingredient for this month’s We Should Cocoa, I’ve not managed to get my act together to bake what I had planned and I don’t think I’m going to  before the deadline. However, a couple of years ago, I made these rather scrumptious blueberry and white chocolate flapjacks with some local blueberries, but for some reason never got around to posting about them. Here goes.

Following a tip I’d heard, my mother covered her blueberry bushes with an old net curtain that year, thus stopping the birds from stripping the crop as they had done in previous years. The result? A bumper crop and we got some of the spoils. I’d never made blueberry flapjacks before and this had been a flapjack free household for far too long. The results were excellent and I used this recipe as the base for my popular raspberry and white chocolate flapjacks that I made earlier this year. Sadly the only photography I seem to have, does not do them justice.

Using condensed milk rather than sugar and golden syrup gave these flapjacks quite a different consistency to the usual ones I bake. Rather than crunchy, they were a bit softer and chewier and made a very pleasant change. Surprisingly, they were also less sweet.

Blueberry and White Chocolate Flapjacks
Yields 12
A simple traybake, these fruity oat slices are quick to make and utterly delicious. They last a few days and are perfect for lunch boxes.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g Unsalted butter
  2. 200 ml Condensed milk
  3. 50g White chocolate
  4. 8 oz Porridge oats
  5. 2 oz Jumbo oats
  6. a pinch Sea salt
  7. 150g Blueberries
  8. 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter, condensed milk and white chocolate in a large pan over low heat.
  2. Stir in the oats, salt and blueberries until just combined.
  3. Press into an 8" sq cake mould and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 180Ā°C. Leave to cool then cut into 12 rectangles.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
We Should CocoaYou still have until midnight on the 25th to get your chocolate and blueberry creations in. This is my entry to this month’s We Should Cocoa using homegrown blueberries, though admittedly not my own.

 

Treat PetiteSummertime Special is the theme for this month’s Treat Petite, hosted by CakeyBoi and The Baking Explorer alternately. These flapjacks, which use summer berries and are perfect fare for summertime picnics, fit right in.

 

No Waste Challenge LogoAs I used up half a tin of condensed milk that was lurking in the fridge and might otherwise have gone to waste, means I am sending this off to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

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    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    21st July 2015

    Wow these look delish! You know I don’t think I’ve ever had blueberries with chocolate before! Clearly I need to rectify this…

    Great tip on the net over the blueberry plant too. The berries on my plant are just starting to ripen and I hadn’t anticipated that the birds would try and steal them!!!

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      Choclette
      22nd July 2015

      The birds are always up for a good blueberry or two Emma – as it seems they are for gooseberries, red currants and strawberries – or is this just me?

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      bakingaddict
      22nd July 2015

      I can’t wait to grow my own berries once we sort the garden out as they are my favourite food. I’ve never had flapjacks with sesame seeds before – great idea!

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        Choclette
        23rd July 2015

        Ooh you’ve got a garden Ros? Have I missed something? Sounds like it. Topping my flapjacks with sesame seeds is my signature – I’ve been doing it for years.

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    Dom
    21st July 2015

    C these look so good. I’ve just handed my blueberry brownies out at the office and they went down a storm… I adore blueberries and chocolate, they are such a good combo. A great challenge this month! x

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      Choclette
      22nd July 2015

      I bet they went down a storm Dom. What an excellent way to bribe everyone in the office šŸ˜‰

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    Roz Goodgame
    21st July 2015

    i love white chocolate in dessert but never thought to go with something other that the classic raspberry or strawberry with them, thanks for the inspiration!

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      Choclette
      22nd July 2015

      White chocolate goes well with most fruits I’ve found Roz and work especially well when you want to keep the colour.

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    Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe
    21st July 2015

    That is funny because when I was looking for ideas for WSC I got very interested in these flapjacks and planned to make a blueberry and chocolate version but then I got distracted

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      Choclette
      22nd July 2015

      Ah but you got distracted with something that sounds rather delicious Johanna, although these flapjacks are definitely worth making.

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      Choclette
      22nd July 2015

      Thanks Angie. Summer bakes just aren’t the same without fruit šŸ™‚

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    Alida
    22nd July 2015

    What a lovely cake. I have not baked with blueberries yet. Your are the best when it comes to bake with chocolate! Loving this!

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      Choclette
      23rd July 2015

      Thanks Alida šŸ™‚ I’m guessing you don’t get blueberries in Italy.

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    Camilla
    22nd July 2015

    Wow these look amazing Choclette and I’ve never had flapjacks with condensed milk but I bet it makes them even more lush!

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    Sarah
    22nd July 2015

    Love the colour of the blueberries coming though there, just gorgeous. šŸ™‚ I’ve never made flapjacks without golden syrup, but I like the idea that condemned milk makes them softer and chewier. Yum. šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      23rd July 2015

      Thanks Sarah. The CM does give a different texture, not better, but it makes a nice change.

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    suelle
    23rd July 2015

    These sound interesting! I’ve got the blueberries, and bought some chocolate especially for WSC this month, but I fear I’m running out of time, especially as my husband wants a gooseberry crumble this weekend. I’m not sure we can cope with dessert and cake! I’ll do my best!

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      Choclette
      23rd July 2015

      Do hope you can manage it Suelle. I’m really busy at the moment and not likely to write up for a while, so a late entry is fine.

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    Brogan
    23rd July 2015

    These look lovely. Great alternative to a chocolate bar! Haha x

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      Choclette
      24th July 2015

      Nice to hear from you Brogan. I’m not sure I’d go quite that far though šŸ˜‰

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    Heidi Roberts
    26th July 2015

    Great ingredients for these flapjacks, love them all

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    Glamorous Glutton
    27th July 2015

    Mr Glam would love these, a smidgin’ of white chocolate and he’s won over. They look delicious and very straightforward to make. GG

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    Karen
    27th July 2015

    These look and sound utterly delectable and would make a great addition to the summer picnic basket too! Karen

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      Choclette
      28th July 2015

      Thanks Karen. These are most definitely a summer picnic item – just roll on the summer picnic weather!

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    Kecia
    28th July 2015

    Choclette, these sound fantastic! I love the sesame seeds on top!

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      Choclette
      29th July 2015

      Thanks Kecia, flapjacks seem to be unique to the UK. Sprinkling sesame seeds on top is my particular signature – except when I forget!

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    28th July 2015

    I adore fresh fruit flapjacks and a chocolate addition is definitely the way to go. Yum! I am loving the sesame seeds sprinkled over the top. Fab idea!!
    I didn’t get round to entering any challenges this month. Sorry!….. Where did July go?????

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      July has been crazy busy. We were meant to be going away today as it’s CTs birthday tomorrow, but we’ve both got too much going on, so will make do with a day trip somewhere tomorrow instead. I always sprinkle sesame seeds over my flapjacks – it’s become my “signature” thing!

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    Elizabeth
    20th August 2015

    Winter, I fear, has set in here and I could seriously go a tray of these right now! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      21st August 2015

      Oh it’s really not on is it Elizabeth. Even here in mild Cornwall it’s been raining solid for three days now with storms predicted for the weekend – oh joy!

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