HOKEY POKEY BISCUITS
Easy to make biscuits that the whole family will enjoy
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon Hansells Baking soda
1 teaspoon Hansells Caramel Essence
1 tablespoon water
1¾ cups flour
HOKEY POKEY BISCUIT TIPS
. These biscuits can be made by creaming the butter and sugar rather than melting it in a saucepan. Cream the butter and sugar. Dissolve the golden syrup in hot water and mix in the baking soda. Follow method as above.
. Creaming the butter and sugar will give a shorter biscuit.
.When baking soda is mixed with something acid like golden syrup, carbon dioxide is released. This is why the mixture froths when these ingredients are mixed.
. It is fun to show kids the magic of cooking by mixing baking soda with vinegar and watching the froth!
. Use a measuring spoon to make the balls for these biscuits. This helps make the biscuits even in size.
. When using a fan-forced oven on fan bake, reduce the specified oven temperature by 10 – 20 degrees C.
Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan large enough to mix all the ingredients. Heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat. Dissolve baking soda in water, add caramel essence and mix into butter mixture. Add flour and mix until combined.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on ungreased oven trays. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 180 degrees C for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.