Sometimes you get a bit fed up with all the fancy cupcakes, whoopie pies, macarons and whatever else that’s currently all the rage, and want something more traditional.
I haven’t had these for years, but then my mum made this for a bake sale at my oldest summer camp during the summer and I suddenly remembered how yummy they are! I have since made them again and they turned out a hit with whoever tasted them.
They are incredibly easy to make, just mix together all the ingredients, roll out into two long thin rolls and then flatten.
Some may find they look a bit
boring plain, so if you want to jazz them up a bit drizzle them with melted chocolate once they have cooled. I’d probably use dark chocolate, or possibly white, or why not both if you are feeling extravagant! For the kids bake sale we decorated them with smarties which went down a treat!
100 gram butter, room temperatured
100 ml sugar
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
250 ml plain flour
1 tbsp golden syrup
a pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1) Preheat the oven to 175C
3) Mix in the rest of the ingredients
4) Divide the pastry dough into two equal parts and roll out into two long thin rolls.
5) Place on a baking tray, flatten the rolls, first with your hands or the back of a spoon and then with a fork to create a pattern
4) Bake for about 12 minutes, until golden. Cut diagonally while still hot (or they will crumble when cutting them!)