Cakes & Bakes: Hobnobs

Home-made hobnobs with mug of tea | H is for Home #recipe #biscuits #cookies #baking #cookery

It’s been a while since biscuits were featured in our Thursday Cakes & Bakes post, so we started listing the shop-bought biscuits we purchase regularly for potential ideas. Hobnobs sprang to mind – both plain and chocolate coated varieties. Lots of other people must like them too as Hobnobs always make the top ten list for Britain’s favourite biscuit. So today we have a home-made version of this classic brew accompaniment.

Hobnob dough balls | H is for Home

It’s a very straightforward recipe and method… and a short cooking time. You could rustle up a batch in the time it takes to get to the shop!

Tower of home-made hobnobs | H is for Home

The resulting biscuits are golden brown and very delicious indeed. We left half plain and covered half in chocolate to cater for both preferences. Just one last decision – tea or coffee.

Hobnobs and small bowl of melted plain chocolate | H is for Home Home-made chocolate-covered Hobnobs | H is for Home

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Home-made Hobnobs
Yields 30
  1. 140g/5oz butter
  2. 140g/5oz sugar
  3. 1tbs milk
  4. 1tsp golden syrup
  5. 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  6. 140g/5oz self-raising flour
  7. 110g/4oz porridge oatsHome-made hobnobs ingredients
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  1. Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/Gas mark 2
  2. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale & fluffy
  4. Beat in the milk, golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda
  5. Stir in the flour and oats, combining well
  6. Divide and shape into 25-30 equal-sized balls (about a desertspoon-ful of dough for each) rolling between the palms of your hands
  7. Place 5cm/2" apart on the prepared baking sheet - they spread out a lot during cooking!
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool
  10. Store in an airtight container
Adapted from The English Kitchen
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