So, today the sun came out and it actually felt like spring! I rustled these up in no time – they’re childishly simple (ideal to make with little people), ever so quick and really, really tasty – crunchy oats with a softer middle and just a hint of golden syrup – the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. And bonus: I got to enjoy my cup of tea and shorties, having photographed them, in the garden’s sunshine (rather than the studio where food has been confined to for months!) The perfect choice for a day that feels like spring really is on its way!
What you need…
2 x baking trays, lightly buttered or lined with Bake O Glide
125g caster sugar
1 teaspoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon boiling water
125g porridge oats (gluten-free works equally well)
125g self-raising flour
What to do…
Preheat the oven to 160°c / 325°f / gas 3.
Put the butter, sugar, syrup, bicarbonate of soda and water into a large saucepan and melt. Remove from the heat and tip in the oats and flour. Stir to combine thoroughly.
Place teaspoon-sized balls on the prepared baking trays, leaving space for them to spread out. Pop them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. When they’ve set slightly, cool them completely on a wire rack. That’s it! Make tea; scoff delicious shorties!
Childishly simple and sooooooo quick!