These simple yet scrumptious biscuits are sure to delight, quick and easy they hit the sweet spot.
125g (4oz) butter
125g (4oz) self-raising flour
125g (4oz) light brown soft sugar
125g (4oz) porridge oats
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tbsp golden syrup
125g (4oz) milk or plain chocolate, melted (Optional but highly recommended)
Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan) gas mark 4 either line two baking sheets with grease proof paper ( my preferred method as it means less mess later) or lightly grease them with a little butter .
Prepare and weigh out your ingredients.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients of flour, sugar, oats and bicarbonate of soda. Once stirred in set aside.
In a small pan, melt the butter and golden syrup over a medium heat; don’t allow the butter to bubble.
Add to the dry mixture and combine.
Using a teaspoon as a rough quantity guide, scoop the mixture into you hand (this bit can be messy) and squeeze each portion into a small ball. Arrange on the baking sheets, spacing apart, and gently squash down a little.
Bake for 15-20mins until golden. If you’ve used grease proof paper you can simply slide the biscuits on to the cooling rack. If you have baked them straight onto the baking sheet, leave them to cool for a couple of minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
By this point you should have some gorgeous looking golden biscuits. Don’t worry if they’ve not all turned out as perfect circles, being a little mismatched and misshaped just adds to their home made charm. These biscuits can be eaten now or for a little extra indulgence drizzled with, or coated in chocolate. They’re your treat, so why not indulge yourself?
If you do decide to add chocolate (and why wouldn’t you?) simply melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water, or in a microwave, taking care not to burn the chocolate.
Then drizzle, dip, coat, dunk, paint etc to your hearts content (this part is why I keep the biscuits on the grease proof paper) Let the chocolate set, then sit back, admire your efforts and enjoy!
This is an easy recipe made from store cupboard basics, it doesn’t take too long and the end result is delicious. With adult supervision it’s even an ideal activity for children. Store in an airtight container (if they last that long)
Biscuit and a brew anyone?
- Lady Sky