These biscuits were made for the men fighting in World War 1.
Easy as to make!!
Makes about 26
1 cup plain flour (125g/4oz)
2/3 cup sugar (160g/5 and a half oz)
1 cup rolled oats (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
1 cup desiccated coconut (90 g/3oz)
125 g butter (4oz)
1/4 cup golden syrup (90g/3oz)
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 180 celcius (350 F/Gas 4). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour, sugar into large mixing bowl. Add the rolled oats and coconut and make a well in the centre.
Put the butter and syrup in pan. Stir over low heat until melted. Dissolve the soda in 1 tablespoon water) then add immediately to the butter ixture, it will foam up. Poir into the well in the dry ingrediants and stir well.
Drop level tablespoons of the mixture onto the tray, flatten gently with your fingers as they spread. Bake for 20 mins or until just browned.
Remove from the oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.
Now if they are a little soft to touch, that's fine they are sometimes soft, sometimes hard, if you leave them too long in the oven they will burn, they set once they are out of the oven.
Will keep in an airtight container for 3 days.
(you can use treacle or honey instead, but golden syrup is best in my opinion)
Instant or 1- minute oats may also be used.