Hikers Biscuits

This is a high energy biscuit that will help you recover from a day out on the hills. It is especially lovely with a cup of tea. Make a day in advance so the biscuit dry’s out quite well and becomes tough enough to be thrown about in a zip lock bag.

2 cups plain flour

2 cups quick-cook oats

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups desiccated coconut

1 cup dried sultanas

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup chocolate bits or chopped Whittakers block (the peanut butter flavour is especially good)

300g butter, melted

½ cup golden syrup

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 tablespoons warm water

Combine the flour, oats, sugar, coconut, sultanas, seeds and chocolate in a bowl. Add melted the butter and golden syrup, along with the baking soda dissolved in 4 tablespoons of warm water. Mix everything together and roll into balls. Press flat and bake for 10–12 minutes in a 180degC oven. These will keep for a week.

This recipe is adapted from ‘New Zealand Backcountry Cooking’ by Paul and Rebecca Garland

Photos by http://www.thecabinsupplyco.com

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