Sesame, lemon and honey flapjacks


100g unsalted butter

Pinch of salt

100g clear honey

Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

175g porridge oats

50g sesame seeds toasted


18cm square baking tin, greaseproof baking paper, saucepan, spoon, and knife.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Grease and base line an 18cm square shallow baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Put the butter, salt, honey and lemon zest in a saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted.
  4. Add the oats and sesame seeds and stir until evenly coated.
  5. Turn into the tin and level the surface.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until pale golden.
  7. Leave to cool and cut into 12 fingers.

Top tips:

Use an 18-20cm round sandwich tin if you do not have a square one and cut the flapjacks into wedges.


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