1 cuprolled oats1 cupplain (all-purpose) flour1 cupfirmly packed brown sugar1/2 cupdesiccated coconut125gbutter, chopped2 tbspgolden syrup or treacle1 1/2 tbspwater1/2 tspbicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
If you like the biscuits soft, decrease the oven temperature
and/or the baking time; experiment with a few biscuits until you
achieve the texture you like best.
Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl. Place butter, syrup (spray the measuring spoon with cooking-oil so all the syrup comes away) and the water in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in soda, then stir into dry ingredients.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm (2-inches) apart on trays, flatten slightly. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden; cool on trays.