Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
These are beautiful little coconut-y flapjack type biscuits. This recipe is originally from the 1981 Essex Women's Institute recipe book. I have very fond memories of my best friend and I making these in her kitchen when we were young, getting flour and grubby little fingerprints all over the page! Amazing. NB. These will spread like crazy in the oven, so don't worry if they turn out looking like crazy splodges of baked goodness, or squares. Leave a good bit of space between each 'walnut' to allow for spread.
- 8 ounces plain flour
- 8 ounces caster sugar
- 3 ounces Quaker Oats
- 4 ounces desiccated coconut
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 8 ounces margarine or 8 ounces butter
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (small)
- Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees F/gas mark 2-3/160 degrees C and line a tray with baking paper/greaseproof paper. Combine all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Melt the margerine/butter, syrup and water together in and then add to the dry ingredients.
- Shape the nig-nags into small balls, about the size of large walnuts, and press them flat. Place them on the baking paper/greaseproof paper and bake for 10-25mins.
- Allow to cool down and harden, slide off the baking paper and stuff yourself silly.