These are my husband's favourites. He bugs me all the time to bake them for him, so as he's being good at the moment making a radiator cover for the hallway and a wardrobe for the spare room, I thought I'd treat him to a batch :o) lol! I was going to make an apple cake as well, but decided that could wait until Saturday. So I whipped up a batch of hobnobs and a warming beef stew and dumplings for tea, comfort food indeed.
Hobnob Recipe - Makes 45 (although the size I make them it's more like 35)
8oz/225g self raising flour
8oz/225g sugar (I use vanilla sugar, but any will do)
8oz/225g porridge oats
1 tbsp golden syrup or honey
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Mix the dry ingredients together, melt butter, syrup and water very gently, let it cool slightly then pour on dry ingredients. Mix well and form into balls the size of walnuts. Put on a greased tray and flatten with a fork dipped in cold water. Bake at 180 or gas 4 for 15 mins. Leave on a tray a minute then put to cool on a rack.
You could also melt some chocolate and make choccy hobnobs yummy.