Becksie of A Year without Supermarkets fame, posted the link to this recipe on the A Year without Supermarkets facebook page, and I had been meaning to try it for ages.
Well, now I have.
And I may live to regret it.
Exactly how many hobnobs would you say were too many to eat in one day…??!
Apparently, January 12th was “International Homemade Hobnob Day”. How I missed this, I will never know. But I am making up for it now…
Basically, I’m not sure whose recipe it is.
But here it is!
This is what you need:
- 225g self raising flour
- 225g sugar
- 225g porridge oats
- 225g margarine/butter
- 1tbsp golden syrup
- 1tbsp hot water
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
This is what you do:
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C and grease or line at least 2 baking sheets
- In a pan, gently melt the butter, syrup and water
- While it is melting, mix together the flour, oats and sugar in a largish bowl. Add any extra ingredients you fancy like raisins or choc chips. (I went with tradition and left ours plain and unadulterated)
- When the butter mix has melted, stir in the bicarbonate of soda, and then add it to the dry mix
- Mix well, and then make kind of walnut sized balls (I got 36 from this amount of mix-the original recipe says 35-50, so mine must have been on the large side, but they weren’t that large, if that makes sense?!)
- Bake in the oven-the original recipe says for 15mins, but I checked mine after 10 and they were done. They should be golden brown
- Leave to cool for a few minutes before attempting to move them to a wire rack or they will crumble everywhere!
- If you are feeling really crazy, you can make chocolate coated hobnobs, by coating them in chocolate…
- Devour several in one sitting with a nice cup of tea!