Traditionals with a twist flapjacks by Fiona Burrell

first_imgTraditionally, flapjacks are made using butter, golden syrup, sugar and rolled oats. They are very simple to make and are delicious and popular as they are. However, they do lend themselves to various additions or variations. For example, dried fruits, which have a little sharpness to them, counterbalance the sweetness well; try dried apricots, dried apples, dried cherries or dried cranberries. Mashed bananas can also be added to the mix.Nuts, such as flaked almonds, desiccated coconut, walnuts or pecan nuts are easily incorporated, and sunflower seeds also work well. For honey flapjacks, just use honey rather than golden syrup. If you prefer a chewier flapjack, add condensed milk. This flapjack recipe contains both condensed milk and apricots.Chocolate-covered Fruit FlapjacksIngredientsButter300gGolden syrup100gSoft light brown sugar300gCondensed milk200mlRolled oats500gDried apricots, chopped100gMilk chocolate300gWhite chocolate50gMethod1. Melt the butter, syrup, sugar and condensed milk together, making sure it does not get too hot. Mix in the oats and apricots.2. Press gently into the prepared tin and put in a 180C oven for 1520 minutes. They are ready when they start browning at the edge. The middle will still be a little soft but this will become firmer as the flapjacks cool.3. Allow the flapjacks to cool in the tin. Move to a wire rack and, once cold, spread melted milk chocolate over the top. Once this has set, drizzle melted white chocolate over the top.4. Once set, cut into bars or squares.last_img read more

Indonesia sees China firms lead ‘commitment’ for $35b nickel investments

first_imgThe companies, along with others including Tsingshan Holding Group and Delong Holdings, currently have around $16 billion invested in Indonesia and “made a commitment” to the minister to increase their collective investment to around $20.9 billion by 2024 and to around $35 billion by 2033, said Jodi.“They will collaborate with investors from France, Japan, South Korea, Australia and other countries,” Jodi said.The companies are planning to expand their nickel processing capacity in Indonesia, as well as investing in petrochemicals and stainless steel, he added.CATL, Ningbo Lygend and a Tsingshan representative declined to comment, while Delong Holdings could not immediately be reached.Indonesia, a major nickel ore producer, is keen to expand as a nickel processing hub, starting from steel, to extracting battery grade chemicals from the ore, and eventually producing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and building EVs.A group of Indonesian state-owned companies are planning to form a venture to make batteries for EVs, the chief executive of Mining Industry Indonesia said this week, and the new company would partner with Chinese and Korean firms on projects valued at $12 billion.Indonesia was the largest nickel ore exporter until it stopped exports in January to ensure there were enough raw materials for investors to use in the country.Topics : Indonesia expects to see investment in nickel processing, as well as petrochemicals, double to US$35 billion by 2033, led by investors from China seeking to expand their businesses in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.Chinese steel and battery companies operating in Indonesia met with the country’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan during his recent visit to Yunnan province, the minister’s spokesman Jodi Mahardi said.Among the projects discussed was a plan by China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) and Ningbo Lygend Mining Co to create an integrated lithium battery production facility, according to Jodi, who said it would be their largest such facility in the world.last_img read more