Yesterday afternoon I was browsing through one of my mum's cookbooks and found a recipe that sounded delicious. The recipe is originally a New Zealand one, hokey pokey biscuits. These biscuits have a subtle caramel flavour and are soft and chewy. My favourite sort also.
If you are not familiar with hokey pokey you are missing out. It is crunchy pieces of toffee in vanilla ice cream - it's actually my husband's favourite flavour so when I saw this recipe I thought I'd try it. I'm so glad I did as they are easy to make and very delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
HOKEY POKEY BISCUITS125g (4 1/2oz) butter, chopped
150g (5 1/2oz) castor sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
225g (8oz) plain flour
Preheat the oven to 180° C/350° F
Line a baking tray with baking paper
Put the butter, sugar, milk and golden syrup in a saucepan and gently melt until almost boiling.
Remove from heat and cool for around 15 minutes
Stir in the flour and bicarbonate of soda
Working quickly, roll into table spoon sized balls and place on the baking sheet. Press indentations with the back of a fork
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden.