1 1/4 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
3/4 cup granulated or caster sugar
3/4 cup desiccated (shredded or flaked) coconut
1 cup rolled oats
125 grams (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon/9 oz/1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon) butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup or dark corn syrup
2 teaspoons bicarb of soda (baking soda)
1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
2 tablespoons boiling water
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Place flour, coconut, ginger, sugar and oats in a bowl. Mix well.
Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium heat and melt. Place bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) in a small bowl and add water. Stir to combine. Add bicarbonate mixture to saucepan and stir. The butter mixture should froth up. Pour the butter mixture over oat mixture and stir all ingredients together.
Roll teaspoons of biscuit mixture into balls and place on a greased and lined baking tray, leaving room for spreading. Flatten each ball gently with a fork.
Bake biscuits in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown at the edges. Allow to cool slightly on trays before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes 36 servings.
Submitted By: Kathleen
Date: December 17, 2004