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In Britain, a flapjack is a biscuit made with rolled oats, golden syrup and butter. The mixture is pressed into a tin and baked, then cut into squares. In North America, a flapjack refers to a thick pancake cooked on a griddle. Flapjacks may also be called griddle cakes or hot cakes. The ‘flap’ refers to the method of flipping the pancake over to cook it. Flapjacks are a popular hot breakfast and are served buttered, stacked in a pile and topped with golden syrup.