Hokey Pokey Biscuits

22 Jul

We have all been sick in our house for a few weeks so there hasn’t been much cooking going on of late! Thomas is just recovering but with all this rain we haven’t wanted to take him out so we did a bit of baking yesterday.

This recipe came form taste.com. The biscuits are super easy and don’t require a lot of ingredients so a trip to the shops probably isn’t necessary (which is great in rainy weather!).

Ingredients

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Place golden syrup and milk into a heatproof microwave-safe jug. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds on HIGH (100%) power or until hot. Stir in bicarbonate of soda (mixture will bubble up).
  3. Add warm milk mixture to butter mixture. Stir until well combined. Sift flour over batter. Mix well.
  4. Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of mixture at a time into balls. Place onto prepared baking trays, allowing a little room for spreading. Gently press biscuits down with a floured fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Stand on trays for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
This recipe also has a bit of a science experiment in it for older kids – watching the bicarb soda react in the milk and golden syrup is quite fascinating. You could extend on this by making a vinegar volcano. Great rainy day activity for preschoolers and young children. These activity sheets I found on the Powerhouse Museum website. You can print them out to help bring out the little scientist!
Have fun!
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