More biscuits. Can’t get enough. I made these the same day as I made the previous slice. I was after something slightly more ascetic, bit cleaner. These sufficed. I was worried they’d be a bit too much like ANAZACs, but nay, they are not.
NewHuman Update : after a shaky start New Human has settled in and we think we may keep him. His speech and language skills are sadly lacking. Hoping he will have those sorted in the next couple of weeks so we can get chatting about politics, beer and whippets. Dog is behaving remarkably well. Definitely keeping her.
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
100g plain flour (or wholemeal if you fancy)
100g caster sugar
125g porridge or rolled oats
zest, fine, from a whole orange, preferably unwaxed
Stick your oven on to preheat at 180C/gas mark 4, and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper. You’ll have sent your Mum out on a trek to get more baking paper, she will have taken over 30 mins to get home and you’ll have gotten worried she’d been lost to the wilds of West London forever. Never fear, she returns eventually.
Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and melt together, gently.
Whilst you’re doing that, mix together the flour, oats and zest.
Add the bicarb soda to the melty mix and stir gently till it goes all fluffy. Is nice. Reminiscent of honeycomb. Definitely ISN’T honeycomb, so don’t be tempted to stick your face in the saucepan.
Mix the melted stuff into the oaty floury orangy stuff, and spoon heaped teaspoons onto the baking sheets, as demonstrated above by mine own fair hands.
Into the oven, best just do one baking sheet at a time, for 8-10 mins or so.
The dog, being pathetic. I LOVE HER.
Below are the finished biscuits. Surprisingly tasty little feckers, too.