If you order flapjacks in Britain, you’ll get a granola bar made from oats and golden syrup. If you want pancakes, you must order American pancakes, and then you’ll be told that isn’t on the menu. I’ve never seen American pancakes anywhere here except on Shrove Tuesday, or at Tesco wrapped in plastic like crumpets.
So the other day I adapted a recipe for British flapjacks and added apricots and maple syrup instead of golden syrup. I also tossed in some hazelnuts, for extra yum. These are good for breakfast, or a snack when you’re hiking. I suppose you could also eat it for dessert, maybe with some soy ice cream.
Next time we'll discuss the trans-Atlantic differences in the waffle, or How the Waffle Crossed the Atlantic and Became a Cookie.