Durham Stanhope Firelighters Recipe

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 Updated 12/03/2017

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A simple flapjack-style cake from Durham in the North East of England.


  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oats
  • 8 tablespoons butter
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Mix all ingredients together and put in a dripping tin.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven 160oc/325of/gas mark3.
  3. When done, cut into squares.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 - 9 squares


Dear Sir/Madam,I made my family some stanhope firelighters today which they all loved. I am intrigued by the name, and feel I have to ask you, how did they get there name ? hopefully you will be able to help me with my enquiry.
Yours Faithfully
Lisa Rignall
#0 - Lisa Rignall - 02/19/2012 - 13:25
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