Abel’s down for an unexpected angry nap. We’re due at best friend Ben’s house (fifteen minutes ago), and so decided to google ‘homemade hobnobs’. Always like to take something (last time think it was petrol station Kinder Surprises), preferably homemade. Never tried or even thought about doing these homemade, but will definitely again. Very easy, and absolutely delicious. Could even pass for healthy on the never-ending quest for a preschool approved healthy snack (oats count right?). Am volunteering at preschool for cooking week on Friday, and might do these, although am quite keen to do hedgehog rolls with the kids, as think that’ll be more fun / dangerous / different.


Molly now thinks that taking photos is what we do, so she’s been documenting every step on her camera too – plus, we’ve been working on spelling on the blackboard. Amazing what you can fit in when the boy’s asleep (Monday it was a stone wall)… Anyway, best go wake the poor lad…


Homemade Crunchy Hobnobs – makes about 25

150g self raising flour

150g caster sugar

120g rolled oats

1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

150g butter

1 large dessertspoon golden syrup

Pinch of salt

½ tspn vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 180c. Mix the flour, sugar, oats and bicarb in a mixing bowl. Melt the butter in a saucepan, adding the golden syrup. Once melted, stir in the vanilla (off the hob), then pour over the dry ingredients. Mix together with the salt (I used my hands a bit at the end), then mould into balls and place on the baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes (or until smelling delicious and looking golden). Transfer to wire rack. Eat. Eat. Eat.



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