Making hobnobs doesn’t have to be hard, or to take long – and this great hobnob recipe seems to work every time.
I always add in extra bits and pieces that I have available, or have bought in specially. e.g chopped glace cherries, dessicated coconut, sultanas. I’ve even used Jordans oats before, and Dorset cereals, which already have a selection of ingredients in them (such as apples, pineapple, fruit, etc). Here’s a simple hobnobs recipe, with the minimum of ingredients – no need to go out to the shops any more, just keep this recipe for hobnobs bookmarked!
Homemade Hobnobs Recipe
- 250 grams of Self Raising flour (8oz, 2 cups)
- 250 grams sugar, whatever sugar you have to hand
- 250 grams of porridge oats, or Cereal Oats with other ingredients mixed in (such as Dorset Cereals, or Jordans)
- 250 grams margarine, or butter
- 1½ tablespoons of golden syrup
- 1 tablespoon of hot water
- ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- Add in any other ingredients you want in your hobnobs, in any quantities. e.g. sultanas, cherries. You don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to.
Hobnobs Recipe Method:
- Using a large mixing bowl, simply combine all the dry ingredients, plus any additional goodies you’re chucking in. Melt the margarine, golden syrup and hot water, you can do this in a microwave or in a saucepan. Stir the bicarbonate of soda into the wet mixture, then add it all to the bowl of dry mix.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients thoroughly in the bowl, then form small balls. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray and flatten them a little with the bottom of a spoon. When you bake these they will flatten and spread out to about double the width, so make sure you keep them apart or you’ll end up with one huge hobnob!
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray. These hobnobs should be a lovely golden colour and they’ll firm up when they’re cooling.
- Hobnobs can be frozen, before you cook them, or after.
- Hobnobs can be kept in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
You can add anything to these hobnobs really, so far I’ve made:
Coconut Hobnobs: I’ve been told these taste like Anzac biscuits when I’ve added dessicated coconut to the recipe for hobnobs!
Xmas Hobnobs: Cranberry & Cinnamon Hobnobs
For Xmas I added some cranberries, which I’d soaked in some hot orange juice for an hour or so before cooking and some cinnamon. They looked great with a piece of holly on the top and a dusting of icing sugar! I’m lucky that there’s quite a bit of holly locally, so I can grab a sprig from a holly bush if I wish to!