Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Makes 12


From The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best


  • 120g/4½oz plain flour
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 100g/3½oz oats
  • 85g/3oz desiccated coconut
  • 125g/4½oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Grease a 20cm/8in square tin

  2. Mix the flour, sugar, oats and coconut together in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Put the butter in a small pan with the golden syrup and heat gently until melted. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the boiling water and add this to the butter and syrup mixture.

  4. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and mix well. Tip the mixture into tin and press down.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden-brown then let cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices. Alternatively, shape the mixture into cookies and place them on a greased baking tray. Cook for 10–15 minutes or until golden-brown.