Traditional Australian recipe, handed down from my mother. Her recipe has coconut and ginger in it which makes these especially good. Originally, these delicious bikkies were lovingly baked and sent in care packages to our soldiers at war.
I think the quantities of ingredients should be checked on this. I spent about an hour trying to get it to stay together to bake, and added a bit more butter. I had to press the mix together with my hands. The results taste OK, but are more like cookies or cakes than biscuits. I have since found another recipe that uses only 100g of butter sugar and flour to 85g of oats and coconut. I will be trying those quantities next time. - 08 Mar 2009
This recipe needs taking down and checking. I followed it and ended up with a bowl of ingredients that would not come together. I had to add syrup, butter and water and have finished up with flapjack cookies. - 16 Jan 2011
This recipe can be very good, but the incorrect quantities let it down. I needed to add about four or five times as much butter and golden syrup to the mix to get it to combine properly, and even then the biscuits came out pretty dry. They tasted good, ultimately, but the recipe does need some work. - 16 Dec 2011