- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup coconut
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 120g walnuts, chopped
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 230g butter
- 4 tsp golden syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla paste / essence
Preheat oven to 180oC. Line a shallow baking tin (approximately 30cm x 45cm).
Combine flour, coconut, rolled oats, salt and walnuts in a large bowl.
Add the sugars and mix well. Place the butter, golden syrup and sifted baking soda in a saucepan and melt gently together over a medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to froth.
Pour into dry ingredients and add vanilla paste / essence. Stir until well combined and then press mixture evenly into a baking tin.
Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate the tin. Bake for a further 5–10 minutes until golden brown.
Cut into squares while still hot. Cool before serving.
Extracted with permission from The Devonport Village Cookbook ($49 from devonportvillagecookbook.co.nz)