This is a recipe that I remember my mum baking every week. During school holidays, I would love to help her make these. She used to make them very small and very thin, so I’ve adapted the recipe to make bigger thicker biscuits.
Once when she had made some for sale at the Christmas Fair and bagged them, she was told they would have to be labelled as Bedford Cookies. Apparently biscuits sold in a packet have to be all a uniform weight and size. How crazy is that!
Ingredients (makes about 15)
75g granulated sugar
75g) plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp hot water
2 tbsp golden syrup
Preheat fan oven to 170 degree C.
Grease 2 baking sheets.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Mix in the flour.
Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in the hot water.
Add syrup, vanilla essence and soda.
Mix in the oats.
Roll out the mixture to 1/2 cm thickness.
Cut into circles.
Place on greased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes until golden.
Serve and enjoy.
Very tasty but I have no idea how these biscuits got their name. I assume it is a regional recipe that originated in Bedfordshire. If anyone knows, then please do tell me.
Do you have a recipe handed down through the generations?