These sweet biscuits, originally from Australia and New Zealand, are made using oats, golden syrup and desiccated coconut. Perfect with a cuppa
- Serves: 15 persons
- 150g unsalted butter
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 50g golden syrup
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g desiccated coconut
- 100g plain flour
Step 1Line a large baking sheet, or two medium baking sheets, with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
Step 2Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a pan. Mix the bicarb with 2 tbsp boiling water, and stir into the sugar and butter mixture. Remove from the heat, then stir in the remaining ingredients with a pinch of salt, to make a stiff dough.
Step 3Using two spoons, put heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared tray, well spaced apart as they'll spread quite a lot.
Step 4Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crisp – 8 minutes for chewy biscuits and 10 minutes for crisper biscuits with a slight snap. Leave to cool on the trays until they firm up.