My HobNobs - Aka my new favourite cookie/biscuit

HobNobs are one of my favorite biscuits and these babies are to die for, its a wonder how I didn't mill through them all. Also when I made them last night I was sure Joanne would hate them as she isn't a fan of oats or coconut but she loved them, as did the girls she works with. The first thing I did once they were cooled was get the tea on and had a dunk. These are the ultimate dunking biscuit unlike a digestive or rich tea, a hobnob keeps on coming back for more. As discussed by Peter Kay here :)

Here is the recipe, yet another simple but gorgeous bake  :


120g Porridge oats (the bigger ones work best)
160g Plain flour
225g Caster sugar
80g  dessicated coconut
125g butter
1 dessertspoon of golden syrup

1 dessertspoon of honey
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
4 dessertspoons boiling water


1) Preheat your oven to 170c/150c(fan)/325F/gas mark 3.
2) Mix the oats, flour, caster sugar and coconut together in a large bowl.
3) Melt the butter, golden syrup and honey.
4) In a cup mix the bicarb soda with the boiling water and add to the butter mixture, this will then start to foam. Once all mixed, add to the oats and stir with a spoon to form a dough.
5) On a greased baking tray take small balls of the mixture about half the size of a golf ball. This is will make around 24 balls.
6) Bake for 20mins,
7) Once golden brown take out of the oven and transfer for to a wire rack to cool for 30 mins.

HobNobs are my favorite biscuit, what is yours?

Thanks for reading,