With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sue's date flapjack

This has been voted one of the best cycling snacks

Recipe for Sue's Date Flapjack

6oz block margarine
3oz plain flour
1 desert spoon syrup
¼ tsp bicarb
6oz sugar
½ tsp vanilla
4oz rolled oats
6oz chopped dates
3 oz coconut
3 tbsp natural orange juice (ordinary carton juice isOK)

Heat dates gently with juice and bicarb to soften. In large pan melt margarine + syrup. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well, put half the mixture into a greased tin 10” x 6” and press down. Then spread the date mixture over this and top with the remaining mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes. Gas mark 4 -180⁰C

Best eaten whilst enjoying the view at the top of a long climb -