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Mar 27, 2012 08:32 AM

Where Can I Buy Irish FLAPJACKS?

Hello Chowhounds!

Does anyone know where I can buy Irish Flapjacks?

I loved buying these in when I went to Ireland, but cannot find them here in the states...

I tried making them, but they don't turn out the same...



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  1. I'm just curious...what are Irish Flapjacks? I travel there frequently for work and pleasure and I don't recall ever seeing them on a menu. Would you mind describing them for me? I'll keep my eyes peeled my next visit. Thank you.

    8 Replies
    1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

      My guess would be potato pancakes...but that's only because I descend from a long line of Irish smart asses...

      1. re: Servorg

        no not potato pancakes, or american hotcakes...
        you wouldn't find them in a restaurant... you'd find them in those little markets that sell the 'ready to eat food"
        they come as a little square of oats, butter, golden syrup (I Found Some Golden Syrup @ Fresh & Easy) all baked into these WONDERFUL sweet,heavy buttery breakfast squares!

        I would eat those for breakfast every day!

        Here's a picture of one:

        1. re: yesilovestotravel

          Thank you YILTT. I will have to try them next time.

          1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

            Yeah, you should... imagine oats, with butter & that golden syrup (not the same if you use honey) all baked ! Its heavy...but delicious!
            You should have no problem finding them in Ireland!

          2. re: yesilovestotravel

            Unfortunately, they probably don't taste the same, as the home made version doesn't include the preservatives, etc, that the ready-made packets do. Are the results from that recipe you linked to so awful, though? Looked good to me... :)

            1. re: yesilovestotravel

              Another idea -- Tesco's owns Fresh and Easy, and you said you found Golden Syrup (never had it, but my over the pond pals rave...); have you thought of asking them if they could order the Irish pancakes for you?

              1. re: Spaceechik

                Thanks Spaceechik!
                Thats a good idea, asking F&E if they would order it for me...

                That's not the recipe I did... I used another one... (i linked it to give an idea of what they are)
                but the recipe I found online resulted in the squares falling apart just a bit... still very tasty and delicious...
                But I will need to play a bit with other recipes until its perfect!

                Im glad I found the Golden Syrup... I tryed with honey and its not the same!
                Thanks again for the advise... I'll go today and ask them!


            2. re: Servorg

              I didn't realize we were related, Servorg. Slainte!