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5 Flapjack Recipes you Absolutely Have to Try

5 Flapjack Recipes you Absolutely Have to Try

If the scent of freshly baked flapjacks wafting through your home is one of your favourite things, you’ve landed on the right page. From classic flapjacks that evoke a sense of nostalgia to more creative flapjack recipes, read on to discover flapjack tips and tricks and simple recipes you can try at home.

Why Are Flapjacks the Ultimate Treat? 

The humble flapjack. With that delightful mix of oats, butter, sugar, and golden syrup — how can anyone resist? They’re perfect for any time of day, be it breakfast, a midday munch, or a dessert. Plus, with endless ways to jazz them up, they cater to everyone’s taste buds.

And their charm doesn’t end there! Planning a hike or a camping trip? Or maybe just looking for a treat to surprise your kids in their lunchboxes? Flapjacks are the perfect snack for any occasion.

What’s the secret to a good flapjack? 

So, what’s the key to achieving delicious flapjacks? Without a doubt, it’s Lyle’s Golden Syrup. This liquid gold has been lending its magical touch to bakes for generations, and flapjacks are its crowning glory.

But there’s more to tasty flapjacks than syrup alone. Here are some more tips to help you make the perfect flapjacks:

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Don’t underestimate the power of baking paper. Lining your tin with baking paper makes it easier to remove the flapjacks, they’ll slide right out of the tin!

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Rolled oats are your best friend when it comes to flapjacks. They are the best type of oats to help you achieve a chewy yet substantial texture.

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Cooking time is a balancing act; you don’t want flapjacks that are too dry (overcooked) or too soggy (undercooked). Use the directions in your recipe, but perfectly cooked flapjacks should be golden-brown on top with a soft and chewy middle.

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Give your flapjacks some time to cool completely and solidify before you cut into squares, this will help your flapjacks hold their shape.

5 fab flapjack recipes you can make at home 

Whether you’re a fan of the traditional flapjack or you’re an adventurous soul eager to bake something different, dive into our treasure trove of flapjack recipes.

Golden syrup flapjacks 

This is flapjacks 101, capturing the essence of what makes this treat so lovable. It’s simple yet delectable, with a focus on the four key ingredients: Oats, butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, and a pinch of salt.

Triple chocolate flapjacks

For those who believe that the only thing better than chocolate is three kinds of chocolate, this flapjack recipe is your dream come true. Infused with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and topped with a layer of melted chocolate, this is chocolate indulgence at its peak.

Carrot cake flapjacks

Step aside, carrot cake—there’s a new dessert in town! With the natural sweetness of carrots, the crunch of walnuts, and the aromatic allure of cinnamon, these irresistible flapjacks will leave you wanting more.

Cherry bakewell flapjacks

Ah, the Cherry Bakewell. This recipe elevates your flapjacks by incorporating the classic flavours of this beloved British treat.

Peanut butter flapjacks

Creamy, dreamy peanut butter meets flapjacks in this heavenly combination. Layered with peanut butter-infused chocolate, it’s an indulgence that hits all the right notes. It’s the perfect snack for those who think that peanut butter makes everything better (because let’s face it—it does).

Don’t forget about Lyle’s Golden Syrup!

You’ve got the tips, the tricks, and the lip-smacking flapjack recipes, but don’t forget the star ingredient – Lyle’s Golden Syrup! Be sure to stock up before you start baking.  

A Twist on Tradition: Why Apple Flapjack Recipes Are a Gamechanger 

A Twist on Tradition: Why Apple Flapjack Recipes Are a Gamechanger 

When it comes to the beloved tradition of flapjacks, it’s time to embrace an exciting twist that’s sure to revolutionise your taste buds. Apple flapjacks bring a delightful and innovative spin to the classic treat, combining the comforting familiarity of traditional flapjacks with the irresistible addition of fresh apples.

In this article, discover our favourite apple flapjack recipe and find out why apple flapjacks made with Lyle’s Golden Syrup make the perfect summertime snack!

Apples: The game-changing twist for flapjacks!

Apples bring a delicious twist to traditional flapjacks, infusing them with a burst of fruity goodness and creating a harmonious balance of sweet and tangy flavours. This delightful twist takes the classic dish to new heights, as the tender apple pieces perfectly complement the soft, pillowy texture of the flapjacks. Plus – they’re a great way to use up your leftover apples!

A nutritional boost  

Apple flapjacks are a delicious treat that can also contribute to a balanced diet. Eating apples is a good source of dietary fibre, which can help promote healthy digestion. They also provide essential vitamins—including vitamin C—and minerals like potassium.

What’s more, apples are relatively low in calories and fat compared to many other snack options. However, it’s important to note that individual nutritional needs may vary and—as always—moderation is key!

The perfect summertime snack 

Apple flapjacks are the ultimate go-to snack for summertime vibes. They’re not just a treat; they’re a portable party in your lunchbox, at picnics, or wherever the summertime fun takes you!

So, whether you’re chilling on the beach, hiking up a trail, or grooving at a backyard BBQ, let apple flapjacks be your scrumptious sidekick this summer.

Our easy apple flapjacks recipe 

Get ready for a mouth-watering adventure with our irresistible apple flapjack recipe! This delightful treat yields 16 delicious flapjacks that will leave everyone wanting more. With just 25 minutes of prep time and 45-50 minutes of baking, you’ll have these golden goodies ready in no time.

Serve them up with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of custard, or a scoop of ice cream for an indulgent touch that takes them to the next level of yumminess.

Top tip: flapjacks can be frozen, but if they contain moist fruit like apples, then they may soften slightly when thawing.

Don’t forget the Lyle’s Golden Syrup!  

Made from pure cane sugar, Lyle’s Golden Syrup adds a rich, golden touch that perfectly complements the wholesome flavours of the apple filling. Its velvety texture and distinct caramel notes create a luscious coating, enhancing every bite with heavenly, syrupy goodness.

Unsure about apple? Try our classic flapjacks recipe instead  

If you’re not into the apple flapjacks idea, indulge in the deliciousness of our irresistible golden syrup flapjacks! Made with rolled porridge oats, they have a delightful chewiness that will have you coming back for more.

From Cravings to Creations: Explore the Magic of Chocolate Honeycomb 

From Cravings to Creations: Explore the Magic of Chocolate Honeycomb 

Picture a treat that combines the delicate crunch of honeycomb with the richness of chocolate – a match made in dessert heaven. In this article, explore the delectable world of chocolate honeycomb and learn how to make some delicious, buzz-worthy bites!

What is honeycomb? 

Before we dive into our favourite chocolate honeycomb recipes, let’s take a moment to understand what honeycomb is.

For anyone that doesn’t know, honeycomb is a popular sweet treat that’s light, airy, and crunchy. It’s made from caster sugar, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda). Baking soda reacts with the sugar and golden syrup to create carbon dioxide air bubbles, which resemble a honeycomb texture – hence the name.

Honeycomb is an inviting golden-brown colour and has a sweet, caramelised flavour. This is a great treat on its own, but it’s also added to other dishes. Whether it’s dipping it in milk chocolate to create a gorgeous chocolate honeycomb or adding it to desserts like cake or ice cream, honeycomb is a versatile treat that can add gorgeous flavours and crunch.

What’s the difference between honeycomb and cinder toffee?

You might be wondering about the differences between honeycomb and cinder toffee. Well, the truth is, they’re one and the same!

In the UK, you’ll often hear honeycomb referred to as cinder toffee. The name draws from its appearance – when it’s freshly made, it has a rough, bubbly texture and a light brown colour resembling cinders left behind by a fire.

Across the globe, honeycomb is known by a variety of different names. In Australia and New Zealand, it’s affectionately known as “hokey pokey”, while in America, you might hear it referred to as “seafoam candy”. Regardless of what it’s called, it’s an irresistible sweet treat that’s loved all over the world.

Chocolate-dipped honeycomb: Our mouthwatering recipe

With just four simple ingredients, you can create a delectable treat that combines the sweetness and crunch of honeycomb and the velvety allure of chocolate!

Our chocolate-dipped honeycomb is super easy to make. Begin by gently heating Lyle’s Golden Syrup and caster sugar together until the sugar dissolves, then let this mixture simmer until it has a rich amber colour.

When you have the right colour, turn off the heat and add the bicarbonate of soda, mixing thoroughly until the honeycomb mixture stops foaming. Then pour the honeycomb mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and leave it to cool and set.

Once it’s set, all you have to do is melt the chocolate, break up the honeycomb and dip it into the chocolate. Once the chocolate is set, you’ll be left with some scrumptious chocolate honeycomb! Check out our recipe for more information.

Honeycomb and chocolate pots

Now you know how to make chocolate honeycomb, it’s time to let your new-found skills shine with this recipe. This dessert is the perfect finale for any dinner party or meal. Indulge in the decadence of this silky-smooth chocolate mousse topped with the delightful crunch of chocolate-dipped honeycomb.

Some more delicious honeycomb recipes

While standard honeycomb recipes are undeniably tempting, don’t be afraid to embrace a chocolate twist. These recipes use classic honeycomb, but why not try using our chocolate honeycomb instead to add another level of flavour?

Ginger parkin with honeycomb 

Ginger parkin, a cherished ginger cake from Yorkshire, takes a delightful twist when crowned with honeycomb. With the warmth of ginger blending with the sweetness and crunch of honeycomb, this marriage of flavours will leave anyone who eats it wanting more.

Sticky ginger cinder toffee cupcakes 

Ginger’s warm and comforting flavours find the perfect companion with the sweetness of honeycomb. Enjoy the aromatic hints of ginger with the caramelised flavours of honeycomb.

Ready to begin your chocolate honeycomb adventures?

As you prepare to dive into the world of honeycomb, remember the essential ingredient that brings your honeycomb to life – Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Its rich, smooth texture and unmatched flavours hold the key to creating the perfect honeycomb.

Before you start baking, don’t forget to stock up on Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Craving a Sweet Treat? Discover Our Scrumptious Cornflake Tart Recipe

Craving a Sweet Treat? Discover Our Scrumptious Cornflake Tart Recipe

When it comes to delightful and easy-to-make desserts, few treats can rival the timeless appeal of a cornflake tart. This popular dessert has been a beloved classic for generations, evoking cherished memories of school dinners and family gatherings.

In this article, discover tips and tricks on how to make the perfect cornflake tart with our simple recipe.

What is a cornflake tart?

Crafted with simplicity in mind, cornflake tart is a true crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress. Its combination of melt-in-the-mouth pastry, luscious jam, crunchy cornflakes and Lyle’s Golden Syrup creates a symphony of flavours and textures that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.

Whether you’re looking for a great party treat or a delightful afternoon pick-me-up, a cornflake tart fits the bill perfectly. Plus, with its use of basic ingredients, you can easily whip up this scrumptious dessert whenever the craving strikes!

Our irresistible cornflake tart recipe

Creating your very own cornflake tart has never been easier. With our easy-to-follow recipe and these handy tips, you’ll breeze through the process.

How to master the pastry

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Don’t overwork the pastry

Don’t overwork the pastry: Treat your pastry with care and avoid excessive kneading, as overworking the dough can result in a tough texture.

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Keep it cool

To achieve the perfect crust, maintain a cool environment when handling the pastry. Cold hands and chilling the dough in the fridge before baking will work wonders and prevent the butter from melting.

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Don’t stretch your pastry

Pastry often shrinks when it cooks, but stretching the pastry as you place it in the tin will make it shrink even more, potentially making the sides of your tart too short and resulting in leaks. Leave a little pastry overhanging when you line your tart to prevent it from shrinking excessively.

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Be mindful of flour

Using too much flour when rolling out your pastry can cause it to dry out. Always brush off any excess flour before you start baking.

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Bake evenly

For even heat distribution, opt for baking/blind baking your tart on the middle shelf of the oven. This will help your pastry cook to perfection.

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And remember

If you don’t have a lot of time, there’s no shame in using ready-made pastry!

Blind baking: The secret to avoiding soggy bottoms 

Say farewell to soggy bottoms! Blind baking is the answer to flawlessly cooked pastry. When dealing with a wet filling, blind bake your pastry by pricking the base with a fork, then line the pastry with baking parchment and fill it with baking beans.

This simple technique ensures a crisp crust, setting the stage for your delightful cornflake tart to shine.

If you don’t have any baking beans, don’t fret! Uncooked rice works just as well.

Time for the star of the show – the filling 

The best part of a cornflake tart is undoubtedly the irresistible filling that will transport you back in time with each delectable bite.

To create this heavenly filling, start by melting butter, Lyle’s Golden Syrup, brown sugar and a pinch of salt together. Once melted, add the desiccated coconut and cornflakes and mix together, be gentle with the cornflakes to retain their delightful crunch.

Now comes the exciting assembly: Spread a layer of jam across the pastry base and gently press the cornflake mixture into the pastry case, and simply pop the cornflake tart into the oven and let it bake to perfection.

Once baked, indulge in a slice and relish the nostalgic flavours that will whisk you away down memory lane.

Another cornflake recipe for you to try 

As you explore the delightful world of cornflake recipes, we have another mouth-watering treat for you to try – peanut butter cornflake nests! These delectable delights are the perfect combination of a snack and a sweet treat, making them an irresistible addition to your culinary repertoire.

Don’t forget the star ingredient: Lyle’s Golden Syrup

No cornflake tart recipe is complete without Lyle’s Golden Syrup! This essential ingredient adds the trademark sweetness and caramel notes of this classic pudding.

Before you dive into creating your delectable cornflake tart, be sure to stock up on our famous Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Throw A Garden Party to Remember with These Delicious Summer Recipes

Throw A Garden Party to Remember with These Delicious Summer Recipes

You don’t have to break the bank to put on a slap-up summer meal for your guests. It’s often a lot cheaper to make food yourself rather than buying pre-made dishes from the shops.

Are you a cooking novice? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We have pulled together some easy recipes to help you make delicious food for your friends and family to enjoy.

So, roll up your sleeves and let’s get stuck in!

Summer recipes perfect for your BBQ

Nothing says summer like a good old-fashioned barbecue! These recipes will be the perfect additions to your table.

Sweet potato and halloumi skewers

The sweet potato and halloumi are coated with a sticky Lyle’s black-treacle glaze and are a great crowd-pleaser – enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

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Special soy chicken marinade

Shake up your barbecue with this simple summer chicken recipe. The sweet soy sauce marinade with added Lyle’s Golden Syrup adds a delicious oriental flavour to your chicken.

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Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing

Give your salad an extra zing with this delicious summer salad dressing recipe.

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Grilled Thai Garlic Prawns

These Thai Garlic Prawns are guaranteed to level up your BBQ this summer with it’s delectable Thai-style flavourings.

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Glazed BBQ Ribs

Ribs are a must have for almost every BBQ and what better way to enjoy them than in our sticky, delicious Lyle’s glaze.

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Fruity summer puddings

When you put fruit in a dessert, that makes it healthy, right? Well, that’s what we’ll choose to believe anyway! This selection of recipes make the perfect finale for any summer meal.

Raspberry crumble bars

Everyone loves a crumble. These bars give you the tasty flavours and textures of a crumble, in one portable portion.

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Eton Mess trifle

With a combination of cake, meringue, strawberries, cream and Lyle’s Golden Syrup – you can’t go wrong with this classic British pudding.

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Summer peach galettes pastry

Give your guests the taste of France with this classic peach galettes dish, with our Golden Syrup making a special guest appearance!

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Easy glazed strawberry tarts

Whether it’s for dessert, an afternoon tea or a picnic – this British staple is a must-have for any occasion!

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Summer desserts to cool you down

I know we’re in Britain, but when it’s not raining, it does actually get quite hot in the summer. These delicious ice cream recipes are the perfect way to cool down.

Don’t worry about having to spend loads of money on an ice cream machine, you can still make delicious ice cream without it. These recipes don’t need churning, so no fancy equipment is needed!

Peanut butter ice cream

This simple and smooth ice cream with the scrumptious flavours of peanut butter is made with just five ingredients.

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Butterscotch chocolate and vanilla ice cream

Give your guests the taste of luxury with this rich and creamy butterscotch and vanilla ice cream.

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Oat cookie blueberry ice cream sandwiches

Perfect for a hot summer’s day, with a crispy edge and chewy centre – these are guaranteed to be loved by everyone.

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Top Tip – Our range of dessert toppings will be the perfect addition to your ice cream and other summer desserts, take a look at the flavours we offer.

Don’t forget to add Lyle’s to your summer meal!

All of these recipes have the delicious, and important, additions of Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Lyle’s Black Treacle. Whether it’s a sweet or savoury dish, our syrups and treacles will only make them more delicious!

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Is Lyle’s Golden Syrup Vegan?

Is Lyle’s Golden Syrup Vegan?

The vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular, whether that’s for health reasons, personal preference, or to protect our planet’s glorious wildlife and animals – but it can be hard to know what food or ingredients are suitable for vegans.

In this article, discover whether Lyle’s Golden Syrup is vegan and share the story of our iconic brand.

Let’s get technical for a second; golden syrup is an inverted sugar syrup that’s made during the process of refining sugar cane to create sugar.

Essentially, when sugar cane is broken down to create sugar, it also creates a thick and sweet golden-coloured syrup that has a similar texture to treacle – this is the silky-smooth golden syrup we all know and love today!

The short answer is yes, Lyle’s Golden Syrup is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Our syrup is made from completely natural ingredients and doesn’t contain any animal products – it’s also a great alternative to honey!

Our golden syrup doesn’t contain any nasties like artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and we also hold a Kosher and Halal certification. What’s more, our golden syrup is also:

• Free from fat and cholesterol

• Nut-free

• Gluten-free

• Milk-free

In fact, all our Lyle’s products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans – apart from Lyle’s Chocolate Flavoured Dessert Syrup, which contains skimmed milk powder.

Our story dates all the way back to 1881 when our founding father, Abram Lyle, built a sugar refinery by the River Thames in East London (still there to this day) and discovered that the process of refining sugar created a luscious golden syrup. He started selling it to local grocers in London and it continued to grow in popularity and become the kitchen cupboard staple it is today.

Our classic golden syrup tins still adorn the same authentic packaging and branding that Abram Lyle created – in fact, we were awarded a Guinness World Record in 2007 for the world’s oldest, unchanged brand packaging!

Now you know that Lyle’s Golden Syrup is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, take a look at our selection of scrumptious, golden syrup-infused vegan recipes.

The earthy and nutty flavours of tahini and the delicious sweetness of Lyle’s Golden Syrup and chocolate in these cookies make them irresistible!

This simple recipe allows you to re-create this classic French dessert in just four simple steps.

These delectable mini carrot cakes make the perfect snack to go with a cup of tea – with plant-based milk, of course!

This traditional German cake is perfect for any social gathering, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the gorgeous flavours of Autumn.

Make your own vegan cream tea with these gorgeous, zesty vegan scones.

This vegan lemon drizzle cake truly celebrates the sharp citrus flavours of lemons, oranges and clementines.

This quick and easy recipe yields a delicious traybake that combines the textures and flavours of a cake bar and a blondie.

Be sure to pick up some Lyle’s Golden Syrup before you start making your delicious vegan feast.

Exploring the Irresistible Allure of Lemon Drizzle Cake

Exploring the Irresistible Allure of Lemon Drizzle Cake

Are you ready to dive into the world of lemon drizzle? This delightful treat has captured the hearts and taste buds of cake lovers everywhere.

This article unravels the secrets behind what makes lemon drizzle cake so amazing. Get ready to tantalise your senses with our delicious lemon drizzle loaf cake recipe, along with other tempting variations.

If you haven’t experienced the sheer joy of lemon drizzle cake yet, let us enlighten you. Picture a moist and fluffy cake with a zesty kick of lemon that’s so hard to resist.

The name ‘lemon drizzle’ comes from the delectable topping – a luscious lemon syrup made from granulated sugar and lemon juice drizzled over the top of the cake, adding an extra burst of flavour. While traditionally made in a loaf tin, feel free to shape the cake in any form your heart desires.

Our take on lemon drizzle cake includes a delightful twist: Lyle’s Golden Syrup. This addition elevates this classic, making it even more irresistible.

Now, let’s dive into why lemon drizzle cake has captured the hearts of cake aficionados worldwide. Here are just a few reasons why this cake is so exceptional:

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Perfectly balanced

The tartness of lemon juice flawlessly compliments the sweetness of the sugar, creating a harmonious flavour.

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Refreshingly delicious

Lemon drizzle cake offers a refreshing burst of citrussy goodness, making it a delightful treat on a warm summer day or whenever you crave a zesty pick-me-up.

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Light and fluffy

One bite into this heavenly creation, and you’ll be greeted by a melt-in-the-mouth, light and fluffy texture. It’s a cake experience like no other!

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Gorgeous glossy finish

The drizzle topping, with its simplicity, adds a beautiful glossy finish to the cake which is sure to impress your friends and family.

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A versatile delight

Lemon drizzle cake is incredibly versatile. Enjoy it as a delightful afternoon snack alongside a cuppa, serve it as a scrumptious dessert, pack it up for a picnic, or even use it as a show-stopping celebration cake for birthdays, parties or gatherings.

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Easy to make

Don’t let the impressive flavours fool you, this classic is surprisingly easy to make. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll have no trouble whipping up this crowd-pleasing treat.

Don’t feel held back, there are other toppings you can try on your lemon drizzle. Here are a few options to consider:

Create a thick icing by combining icing sugar and lemon juice. This velvety smooth topping adds an extra touch of sweetness and elegance to your cake.

For a delectable twist, gently warm Lyle’s Golden Syrup and lemon juice in a pan until the mixture turns runny. The result? A heavenly blend of flavours that will make your tastebuds sing.

Who knew butter, icing sugar and lemon juice could taste so good?

To make lemon buttercream, simply cream the butter and sugar together and add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to taste. For the perfect ratio, use double the amount of icing sugar to butter. Remember to use room-temperature butter for easier mixing!

Looking for a tangy and creamy option? Lemon cream cheese frosting is the perfect choice! Combine cream cheese, icing sugar, and lemon juice for a delicious topping for your cake. Add some lemon curd for an extra lemony flavour!

Indulge in layers of lemony goodness with our scrumptious lemon layer cake recipe. Each sponge features lemon drizzle and topped with a gorgeous lemon buttercream for an unforgettable treat.

These lovely lemon cupcakes are a delight! Bursting with citrusy goodness and topped with a luscious lemon cream cheese frosting, they’re sure to brighten your day.

In this scrumptious creation, we’ve swapped out traditional ingredients for vegan alternatives. Flaxseed replaces the egg, while olive oil takes the place of butter, and almond milk stands in for milk. (And don’t worry, Lyle’s Golden Syrup is 100% vegan!) This recipe also features clementine juice and zest, adding an extra citrusy twist.

Transform your lemon drizzle cake into a mouth-watering masterpiece with Lyle’s Golden Syrup. With its rich, velvety texture and irresistible flavour, our golden syrup is the perfect addition to your cake. Get your hands on some Lyle’s Golden Syrup before you begin!

The Ultimate Guide To Banana Bread: Recipe, Tips & More!

The Ultimate Guide To Banana Bread: Recipe, Tips & More!

Calling all baking enthusiasts and banana lovers! Get ready to dive into the world of banana bread – a delicious treat that’s captured the hearts and taste buds of food lovers everywhere.

In this article, uncover the secrets of what makes banana bread so special, including helpful tips, tricks and our yummy banana bread recipe.

Don’t be fooled by the name, this delightful treat is more than just your ordinary bread – it’s actually a cake in disguise! The reason it’s called banana bread is simply because it’s traditionally baked in a loaf tin.

At its core, banana bread is a delectable cake which is typically made from mashed bananas, flour, lemon juice, melted butter, eggs, and baking powder. However, don’t let this basic recipe hold you back! Banana bread recipes can vary widely, offering you the freedom to experiment and customise it to your liking.

For instance, let’s take a peek at our very own banana bread recipe, which includes a special golden twist.

In our version, we’ve incorporated chopped walnuts to add a lovely texture, replaced lemon juice with orange juice (which still gives you that refreshing citrus kick), and to top it all off, we have used our famous Lyle’s Golden Syrup to add a heavenly sweetness and flavour.

One of the main factors that contributed to banana bread’s widespread appeal is its accessibility. Unlike other intricate recipes that demand fancy machines and complex baking techniques, banana bread can be whipped up with basic kitchen tools.

Moreover, banana bread’s simplicity has led to it becoming a popular choice for novice bakers. With straightforward ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this delightful creation is a great starting point for anyone new to baking.

The rise of banana bread’s popularity particularly took flight during lockdown. With more time on their hands, people discovered the joy of baking, and banana bread quickly emerged as the go-to recipe. Its simplicity, combined with the abundance of over-ripe bananas on kitchen counters, made it a practical and delicious choice – and stopped all those bananas from going to waste.

When it comes to baking banana bread, you’ll be delighted to know that the equipment required is minimal. The only equipment you need is a mixing bowl, loaf tin, a wire rack, and a wooden spoon!

However, if you find yourself without some of these tools, fear not! There are alternative solutions that can still lead to banana bread bliss.

A wire rack plays a vital role in the cooling process of your baked goods, and if you plan on baking more, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment. But if you don’t have one just yet, don’t worry – there are other options available to make sure your banana bread cools properly.

The goal of a wire rack is for air to circulate around your baked goods, which helps them cool down quicker and stops condensation from forming, which stops your banana bread from going soggy.

Keeping this in mind, here are some other things you could use:

A rack from your oven: If you have a spare wire rack in your oven, this will work just as well as a standard cooling rack. Just make sure it’s clean!

A barbecue grill: If you have a barbecue with a removable wire rack, this is another great substitute. Again, make sure it’s clean before you use it.

A muffin tray: In a pinch, you can turn a muffin tray upside down and place your baked goods on top of the inverted cups.

While a loaf tin is the preferred choice when baking banana bread, don’t worry if you don’t have one – you can still make delicious banana bread with a standard cake tin.

But keep in mind that the size of the cake tin will affect the baking time. Essentially, a larger cake tin will result in thinner banana bread, requiring less time to bake in the oven. For a 9-inch (approximately 23cm) cake tin, aim for around 25 minutes in the oven. Just keep a close eye on it while it’s baking, as soon as a toothpick comes out clean when it’s inserted in the centre of your banana bread, it’s cooked.

Storing your banana bread properly is essential to help it maintain its freshness, as well as its tasty flavours and textures. To store banana bread, allow it to cool completely and place it in an airtight container, this will help to retain moisture and prevent your banana bread from drying out. Using this method, you’ll be able to enjoy your scrumptious banana bread for up to four days.

Absolutely! Freezing banana bread is a great way of preserving it, here’s the best way to do it:

1. Wrap your cooled loaf in aluminium foil.

2. Put it in a ziplock bag, helping to remove as much air as possible and prevent freezer burn.

3. Store it in the freezer for up to four months.

Top tip – write the date you baked your banana bread on the ziplock back, so you know how long it’s been in the freezer.

When you’re ready to enjoy your banana bread, simply:

1. Remove the loaf from the ziplock bag, keeping it wrapped in foil.

2. Place it on your kitchen counter to thaw.

A whole loaf can take up to 4 hours to thaw completely, so if you only have a portion to thaw, keep checking it every couple of hours.

Prepare for a delightful treat with our incredibly easy-to-make banana bread recipe. With just seven simple steps, you’ll be savouring every slice of this pure goodness in no time. And to take it up a notch, we’ve added a luscious glaze of Lyle’s Golden Syrup for that extra touch of pizazz and irresistible flavour.

We understand that everyone has their own preferences, so feel free to customise our recipe to suit your taste. Here are a couple of suggestions for inspiration:

If you’re not a fan of nuts or have a nut allergy, don’t worry! You can easily swap the walnuts out for something else. Consider adding dried fruits like raisins or even shredded coconut for a tropical twist.

There is only one thing better than banana bread, and that’s banana bread with chocolate chips! Chocolate chips are a great addition to your recipe, providing a whole new depth of flavour and a chocolatey surprise in every bite.

When it comes to baking the perfect banana bread, there’s one essential ingredient that takes it to the next level – Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Its rich, velvety sweetness adds a mouth-watering flavour to your creation – make sure you stock up before you start baking!

Everything You Need To Know About Trifle: Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Trifle recipes, tips and tricks

Indulging in a trifle is like diving into a symphony of textures and flavours. This timeless dessert has a remarkable ability to captivate the senses, plus it’s easy to make!

In this article, discover the layers that make up a traditional English trifle, explore delicious trifle recipes featuring Lyle’s Golden Syrup, and learn some handy tips and tricks.

A gorgeous medley of temptation; let’s explore the delightful components that make up this classic English treat.

The foundation of a heavenly trifle lies in the sponge cake or sponge fingers. Traditionally soaked in sherry or fortified wine, sponge cakes are the perfect canvas for soaking up the divine boozy flavours.

While staying true to tradition with a classic Victoria sponge cake is great, why not experiment with your trifle by trying some different sponge variations? From a zesty lemon drizzle loaf cake, our special chocolate sponge recipe, or our swish Swiss roll recipe, the possibilities are endless!

The combination of tasty jelly and juicy fruit adds a refreshing flavour to your trifle, perfectly complimenting the other layers of the trifle.

Whether you opt for a medley of juicy berries, tropical mangos, or tangy citrus fruits, the choice is yours. You could either incorporate the fresh fruit within the jelly itself or layer it throughout your trifle.

Ah, the custard layer – velvety bliss! This layer brings a luxurious richness to your trifle, adding a gorgeous sweetness and flavour to your pudding. To make things even easier, we have a super simple custard recipe that will take your dessert to new heights of indulgence.

No trifle is complete without its crowning glory – the dreamy whipped cream. Light, airy and oh-so-creamy, it’s the perfect finishing touch to your trifle that brings the whole dish together.

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Make it the day before

For a show-stopping trifle, prepare it a day in advance. This allows the flavours to mingle overnight and create a harmonious taste explosion. Plus, it gives you plenty of time to make all your components and allow your jelly to fully set. However, it’s best to add the whipped cream just before serving, to help your trifle maintain its luscious texture.

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Keep it in the fridge

Once you’ve crafted your trifle, pop it in the fridge. It can stay in the fridge for 3-4 days, allowing you to savour your delicious dessert at your leisure.

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Allow all the elements to cool down fully

Before you start layering your components into your trifle bowl, make sure all the trifle components (like your custard, sponge cake and jelly) have fully cooled down. This helps make sure each layer maintains its lovely flavours and textures.

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Don’t overwhip your cream

When whipping your cream, be mindful not to overdo it. Whisk your double cream or whipping cream until you achieve stiff peaks, then stop. Overwhipping could result in a grainy cream or even butter, leaving you with a lumpy texture.

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Don’t be afraid to break the rules

Trifles are an excellent canvas for your imagination. Feel free to break the rules and unleash your creativity. If custard isn’t your cup of tea, try replacing it with whipped cream. If you’re not a fan of jelly, simply use cake, custard and fruit to create your own unique twist . The possibilities are endless, so go ahead and experiment with flavours that resonate with you.

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Jazz your trifle up with a topping

To take your trifle to the next level, consider adding a tantalising topping. We have a range of dessert syrups that can add some incredible bursts of flavour, choose from our delicious strawberry, chocolate, butterscotch or maple dessert syrups. And if you’re looking for a truly golden twist, drizzle Lyle’s Golden Syrup on top for a caramelised, buttery flavour that will leave everyone craving more.

This delightful recipe combines two British classics, resulting in a summer pudding that’s simply irresistible. Impress your guests with this stunning dessert that harmoniously blends layers of cream, meringue, strawberries, and delicate sponge cake. The Eton Mess Trifle is not only a feast for the eyes but also a heavenly treat that captures the essence of summertime.

This exquisitely spiced Coronation Plum trifle features plums and is sweetened with our glorious Lyle’s Golden Syrup, resulting in a dessert that’s as tasty as it is visually stunning. The marriage of warm spices, juicy plums, and the caramelised notes of golden syrup creates a symphony of flavours that will leave you wanting more.

Now armed with these tips and tasty trifle recipes, you’re ready to embark on your trifle-making adventure! Be sure to pick up some Lyle’s Golden Syrup and Lyle’s Dessert Syrups before you start constructing your trifle masterpiece.

Decadent Delights: The Very Best Golden Syrup Cake Recipes

Decadent Delights: The Very Best Golden Syrup Cake Recipes

Whether it’s a dessert, an afternoon snack, or a treat to enjoy with a cup of tea – cakes are an irresistible sweet treat that will leave you wanting more. But what if we told you that we’ve got the secret ingredient to take your cakes to the next level?

In this article, discover amazing golden syrup cake recipes and learn how Lyle’s Golden Syrup can make your cakes even better.

Whether it’s a dessert, an afternoon snack, or a treat to enjoy with a cup of tea – cakes are an irresistible sweet treat that will leave you wanting more. But what if we told you that we’ve got the secret ingredient to take your cakes to the next level?

In this article, discover amazing golden syrup cake recipes and learn how Lyle’s Golden Syrup can make your cakes even better.

The versatility of Lyle’s Golden Syrup makes it a valuable ingredient for any baking enthusiast looking to create cakes that truly stand out.

Here’s how golden syrup can take your cakes to the next level:

Golden syrup can be a delightful alternative to sugar in cakes. Its high fructose content allows you to use a quarter less golden syrup than the sugar required in the recipe, but you will still achieve the same level of sweetness – allowing you to enjoy a deliciously sweet cake.

Beyond its sweetening powers, golden syrup also plays a crucial role as a binding agent in cakes. It helps to bring the dry ingredients together and create the perfect texture, helping to achieve a light and fluffy sponge.

One of the best aspects of using Lyle’s Golden Syrup is the additional depth of flavour it brings to your cake. Our yummy golden syrup infuses your cake with a gorgeous buttery and caramelised flavour, taking the taste experience to a whole new level.

Is the thought of golden syrup cake making your mouth water? Well, we’ve got a selection of golden syrup cake recipes for you to try!

Indulge in the irresistible allure of our Lyle’s Golden Syrup lemon drizzle loaf cake. This loaf cake recipe is a real treat! With the perfect balance of tangy lemon and the sweetness of our famous golden syrup, each slice promises an amazing citrus kick – a true zesty delight!

Who knew butter, syrup and sugar could taste so good? These delectable golden syrup cupcakes boast a silky-smooth buttercream icing and a drizzle of golden syrup over the top, making them the perfect afternoon treat.

Top tip – remember to leave them to cool before you decorate the cupcakes for the best results.

When you’re in need of a cake fix but don’t feel like making a whole one, our microwave syrup sponge mug cake recipe is here to save the day! Whether you’re craving an evening snack or a speedy yet satisfying pudding, this recipe delivers a delicious cake in just 6 minutes – minimum effort for maximum indulgence.

If you’re craving even more tasty cake recipes featuring our beloved Lyle’s Golden Syrup, check out our other recipes.

Get ready to experience a burst of citrussy goodness with our lemon cupcakes. We’ve got a classic lemon cupcake recipe for you to try, as well as a lemon curd cupcake recipe for those of you who really love that tangy lemon flavour.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, we have just the recipe for you: cheesecake cupcakes. These mini treats are the perfect party food, bringing a unique twist to your dessert table. And the best part? No portioning required!

Enjoy the timeless charm of carrot cakes – because who doesn’t love this classic? We’ve got a traditional carrot cake recipe that we’re sure you’ll just love. And if you’re looking for a twist on the classic, we’ve got you covered. Check out our mini vegan carrot cake recipe that’s super easy to make and pairs beautifully with Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Another fan favourite, this Swiss roll recipe uses golden syrup in the sponge recipe instead of sugar, resulting in a light and moist cake that will have you coming back for seconds. And for that classic finishing touch, don’t forget to sprinkle some caster sugar on top of your Swiss roll.

This classic British recipe has had a special golden twist! This aptly named Victoria sandwich smile cake is sure to leave a smile on your face after every bite.

Let’s face it, who doesn’t love chocolate cake? But this recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it even better: Lyle’s Golden Syrup. The rich, velvety sweetness makes this chocolate sponge cake even more delicious.

Don’t settle for ordinary sweetness, experience the golden touch of Lyle’s Golden Syrup. Make sure you pick some up before you start baking your golden syrup cake!

Perfect Pancakes: Delicious Savoury Pancake Recipes & Toppings

Perfect Pancakes: Delicious Savoury Pancake Recipes & Toppings

Who says pancakes are just for pancake day? We believe that every day is a good day for making pancakes, particularly when they’re savoury! Plus, with Lyle’s Golden Syrup as your secret weapon, you can enjoy a gorgeous sweetness that perfectly balances the savoury flavours of your pancakes.

In this article, discover some flippin’ delicious savoury pancake recipes and topping suggestions that are bound to make your mouth water!

Whether you’re looking for a classic pancake or fluffy American-style pancakes, up your pancake game with our selection of pancake toppings and recipes.

Bacon is already a breakfast staple, but it’s even better on pancakes! When crispy bacon is paired with our delicious Lyle’s Golden Syrup, it creates a sweet and salty taste explosion.

It may seem unconventional, but trust us, crispy fried chicken and our tasty golden syrup on top of pancakes are a taste sensation that will leave your taste buds dancing!

Smoked salmon and cream cheese are a match made in heaven, and a combination that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Add a squeeze of lemon or a sprinkling of dill on top for an extra burst of flavour.

An egg-stra special pancake topping for all you egg lovers out there. Simply placing a fried egg or runny egg on your pancakes is a game-changer, adding a deliciously rich flavour.

If you’re looking for something with a little more je ne sais quoi, why not try some eggs benedict-style pancakes? To make a super-creamy hollandaise sauce, all you need is butter, egg yolks, and a little white wine vinegar.

Add two egg yolks and a teaspoon of white wine vinegar to a heatproof bowl that sits comfortably over a saucepan of simmering water. Top tip – make sure the water isn’t touching the bowl and the saucepan is on a low heat, otherwise the eggs will scramble!

Whisk the egg yolks and vinegar until they’re pale and thick, then slowly add 125g of melted butter while continuously whisking until you have a creamy sauce.

Finally, add some warm ham, poached eggs, and a generous dollop of hollandaise sauce to the top of your pancake, and you have some delicious eggs benedict pancakes! You could even use smoked ham to add a whole new depth of flavour.

Cheese makes everything better, and pancakes are no exception. From sharp cheddar to creamy brie, there’s a cheese out there to suit everyone. Try adding a silky cheese sauce or sprinkling your favourite cheese on top of your pancakes.

These pancakes are not only delicious, but they’re also a great way to get some extra greens into your diet. Simply blend some spinach into your pancake batter for a vibrant green colour and an extra nutrient boost. Add a topping of avocado, spring onions and red pepper to these healthy pancakes to really pack the veggies in!

Don’t miss out on the sweet and rich flavours of Lyle’s Golden Syrup! Whether you prefer sweet or savoury pancakes, this versatile ingredient is the perfect addition to any pancake recipe. Be sure to grab some luscious golden syrup before you start cooking!

Sweeten The Deal With These Decadent Dessert Syrups

Sweeten The Deal With These Decadent Dessert Syrups

Whether you’re drizzling over ice cream, glazing a cake, or sweetening up pancakes, our Lyle’s dessert syrups can add a touch of magic to any sweet dish! From the classic flavours of chocolate and strawberry to the more adventurous tastes of butterscotch and maple, syrups can transform pretty much any dessert into an ultra-decadent treat.

So, buckle up and get ready to explore the world of dessert syrups with us! In this article, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the unique flavours of our 4 tantalisingly tasty dessert syrups and what they pair perfectly with so you can elevate your dessert to new levels of deliciousness.

If you’re a fan of fruity flavours, then you simply must try our strawberry syrup! Offering the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, it’s truly a versatile addition to any dessert. One of the best things about strawberry dessert syrup is its bright red colour, which adds a fun and playful touch to any dish.

Strawberry flavoured syrup is a versatile addition to any dessert. It pairs well with classics such as shortcake and ice cream, as well as other dishes like cheesecake and crepes. You can also add it to yoghurts and porridge for a sweet and fruity twist.

Seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate? This is a must-try for all chocolate lovers out there. It’s a rich and indulgent syrup that can be used to create a wide range of desserts. In fact, one of the best things about chocolate syrup is its versatility. You can use it in both hot and cold desserts, making it perfect for any time of the year.

Chocolate flavoured syrup pairs well with a variety of desserts. It’s a classic topping for ice cream, brownies, and cake. You can also use it to make chocolate milk, hot chocolate, or even a chocolate martini.

Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with the delicious and versatile flavour of butterscotch dessert syrup. This syrup offers a perfect balance of sweet and buttery flavours with hints of caramel and vanilla, making it an excellent addition to any dessert. The warm and comforting flavour of butterscotch is perfect for the colder months, but its versatile flavour can be enjoyed year-round in a variety of desserts served hot or cold.

Butterscotch syrup is a classic topping for ice cream, brownies, and cake. It makes for a sweet breakfast treat when drizzled or poured over pancakes or waffles. Its warm and buttery flavour also complements desserts such as apple crumble or bread pudding.

Prepare to indulge in the sweet, comforting taste of maple syrup-covered desserts! This syrup offers a warm, rich flavour with hints of caramel and vanilla. With its unique and delicious flavour, maple dessert syrup is a versatile ingredient that can be used in loads of different sweet and savoury dishes.

Maple syrup is a classic topping that goes great with breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles, and French toast. It can also be drizzled over yoghurts and muesli, or even used as a glaze for roasted meats and vegetables.

So, with flavours ranging from classic chocolate and strawberry to funky butterscotch and maple, our Lyle’s dessert syrups can transform a boring dessert into a decadent treat.

Now that we’ve walked you through some suggestions, it’s time to get creative and start experimenting with these delicious dessert syrups. With so many possibilities, who knows what kind of mouth-watering treat you might come up with!

Why not browse our dessert recipes to get inspired?