Coconut Hobnobs

It has been a hella busy week! I spent most of this week at home, catching up with friends, and taking a little trip to Redcar beach for the wonder that is a Lemon Top!

Lemon Top

Seriously, these things are really good! But, alas I couldn’t stay up there forever, and had to get back to Bristol to get on with stuff. Less than 2 weeks left! Eeeeek!

Yep, so I’m still trying to use up all the random things from my cupboards! SO much stuff! I spent most of yesterday baking as it’s Mr M’s last day at work today…………. time is really ticking now I tell you!

The music was on loud, the prancing was at maximum…….. and I made:

Chocolate and Mint Macarons

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Coconut Macaroons

Apple and Ginger Cake

Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies (substituting the dried cherries from this recipe with fresh raspberries)

Bakewell Traybake (just a flat tray version of this recipe, using double almond mixture)

……..and this super Coconutty version of the Hobnob:

Coconut Hobnob Recipe – updated 12/05/2014


175g self raising flour (or 170g plain flour and 5g/1tsp baking powder)

50g coconut flour – optional, if not available just use regular flour

225g sugar

175g porridge oats

50g desiccated coconut

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

200g coconut oil

1tbsp golden syrup

1tbsp hot water


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a couple of trays with baking paper.

Mix the bicarbonate of soda, flour, oats, coconut, and sugar in a bowl.

In a pan, melt together the coconut oil, syrup and water

Once melted add to the dry ingredients and mix well, then make balls of mixture, place on a greased tray and flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 minutes until golden, then cool for a few minutes on the tray before moving to a rack.

Coconut Hobnobs


The sad part of today is that I had to say goodbye to my beloved Paul Smith Special Edition Mini:

Paul Smith Mini

Wahhhh! Sad times! Thankfully he is not gone forever, as I couldn’t bring myself to part with him entirely, so he has gone to live with Brother M. Keeping him in the family! Brother M is very mechanically minded, and is quite excited at the prospect of having a mini to play with, and I feel better that I know it will be well taken care of. One day if/when we return…… He shall be mine once more!

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