Baking with Soreen – Chocolate Soreen Flapjacks

Chocolate Soreen Flapjack

As you all know we are huge Soreen fans. For us, Soreen is good for any occasion and we can never get enough. Breakfast, lunch, afters or a late night snack… there is always something to pick from the selection which will be ideal to stop those tummy rumbles.

A few days ago I was introduced to a lovely Chocolate Soreen Flapjack recipe and I would like to share it with you. Just watch the video and follow these easy steps.

And if you didn’t make any notes… here you go… all written down nicely just for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of Soreen Original malt loaf
  • 100g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 200g porridge oats
  • 150g dark chocolate (always worth weighing out a bit more so there’s some to nibble on)
  • 5 tablespoons golden syrup

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas4.

Put the butter in a pan and over a low heat stir until it melts.

Once the butter has melted, sprinkle in the caster sugar, then spoon in the sticky golden syrup. Mix until you get a gooey paste.

Add the crumbly porridge oats and ‘give it a good stir’.

Next up it’s the star of the recipe, the Soreen loaf. Cut this into small chunks and plop it into the mixture. Spoons at the ready… stir again.

Evenly spread the mixture into a pre-greased baking tray and put in the oven for 20 minutes. Set the timer, make a cup of tea and put your feet up while the oven does the hard work.

Once the timer has pinged, check to see if the flapjack has turned a lovely golden brown. Remove them and leave to cool.

Melt the dark chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of hot water. Keep stirring all the time so no lumps or bumps pop up. Now is a good time to nibble the extra chocolate.

Pour the hot melted chocolate on top of the flapjack and leave to set. Yes, that is what I said LEAVE it to set, no picking or poking fingers.

The chocolate needs around one hour to set. So put it out of sight and out of reach.

Set the timer again for one hour. When you hear that ping, it’s time to grab your knife and cut yourself a rather large slice of your very own Chocolate Soreen Flapjack.

Yum!

*Picture, video and the recipe courtesy of Soreen.

Review – Family Favourites – Soreen

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Every family has their favourite in regards to food, for us it is Soreen. We all love it and enjoy every mouthful.

So what is Soreen?

For all of you who don’t know, never seen it or have never tried it – Soreen is a fruity malt loaf; soft and sticky, extremely tasty, surprisingly nutritious and even more surprisingly low in fat. I have heard people referring to is as “sticky bread”, “black bread” or fruit bread”.

Soreen has been baking fruity malt bread for 75 years now. The original recipe one is still the same but there are a lot of new additions to the Soreen family:

  • Soreen Limited Edition Chocolate Malt
  • Soreen Lunchbox Loaves
  • Soreen Toastie Loaf
  • Soreen Snackers
  • Soreen Banana
  • Soreen Apple & Sultana
  • Soreen Snack
  • Soreen sliced
  • Soreen Cinnamon & Raisin
  • Soreen Fruity-Five
  • Soreen Go Bar

That’s a great choice and everyone can pick something for themselves. Different flavours and different sizes of loaf – perfect for every snacking occasion, from the family breakfast where we can all share one loaf to single serving’s for the school lunch box.

Soreen Toastie Loaf
Soreen Toastie Loaf

From this huge selection of Soreen goodies I have found a few new favourites myself. One of them is the Toastie Loaf. The main reason I prefer it just a bit more over others is the fact that is it not messy. It comes in a big pack, already pre-cut into thick slices perfect for toasting. I don’t have to spend 5 minutes trying to cut it into perfect slices, which is only possible with original loaf after years of practise (don’t get me wrong I still love the original loaf as well, but I’m not always in the mood for sticky bread wrestling… sometimes I just want to eat… now). Also because of its size it makes a perfect toastie… hence the name of the loaf I guess 🙂 and with a bit of butter… yummy… I think I just made myself hungry again…

Soreen Snack
Soreen Snack

The second product which in my opinion deserves special recognition is the Soreen Snack. This is Soreen for lazy people and I sometimes belong to that group (don’t deny it, you do to). A Soreen Snack equates to two slices of Soreen fruity malt load, already buttered and neatly packed in a single serving wrapper. This is a perfect product for when you’re on the go. The packet itself is small enough to fit into your handbag, backpack, or even your pocket so you can retrieve it and munch away whenever needed. Perfect as an energy booster at home or in the office when you pushed for time and every minute counts. It is also great as an emergency snack in the car… imagine you are all stuck in a traffic jam, which seems to be every journey now a day’s, wishing you had something to eat… a Soreen Snack is just perfect for those moments, I know I have the T-shirt…

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves
Soreen Lunchbox Loaves

The third product which I would like to describe in more detail is the Soreen Lunchbox Loaves. These are mini loaves of original or banana flavoured Soreen. A Multi-pack contains five individually wrapped bite size loaves. Each bar provides less than 100 calories and less than 0.3g saturated fat. These are perfect for school lunch boxes or just as a quick snack. Again, this product is an ideal choice for an “on the go” snack, when we need a quick energy boost or just fancy a small bite.

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Taking into consideration all the flavoured Soreen available like Soreen Banana, Soreen Apple & Sultana and Soreen Cinnamon & Raisin – I have decided that the banana one is my favourite. We tried them all when they first came into our local shop. We bought one each just to check them out and see if they are as tasty as the original one… surprise, surprise they are. What is the most pleasing thing about them though, they really taste of the fruits stated on the pack. Soreen Banana is much lighter in colours and tastes like squished bananas… again yummy, and again I am hungry…

I never tried the Soreen Chocolate… I have no idea how I could have missed that one! Yet obviously, I did. A fact that will soon be rectified, trust me.

An added bonus about Soreen – you can buy it almost everywhere. Every supermarket or food store chain stocks it… ok they may not have the full selection, but they will always have something from the Soreen family.

And if you are a fan of Soreen you might want to follow them on Twitter @SoreenHQ; where at this moment they have a fantastic competition – win a year’s supply of Soreen! Wouldn’t that be just awesome!

So, are you a Soreen lover? Which one is your favourite?

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I received a selection of loaves from Soreen for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.