My Mum’s one pot sultana biscuits

The original recipe for Sultana biscuits
The original recipe for Sultana biscuits

By popular request I am sharing an old family recipe for a bikkie that more than often found its place in my school lunch box.  It was good then and it is good now.  And what I can appreciate now, just how easy it is to make, which is probably why it was Mums go to recipe.  As Joey was begging me to let him help, I pretty much let him do it by himself it is that easy.  So this is what we did:

Butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk
Butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk

First we weighed out the butter, sugar, milk and golden syrup.  As the recipe is really old it was in OZ.  So I had to google a metric conversion.  So the butter and the sugar were 4oz which is 114g.  The milk was a tablespoon and the golden syrup was a dessertspoon.

Melt it all together
Melt it all together

These are all put in a pot and melted together.  When it is nice and hot and starting to bubble you add half a teaspoon of baking soda and stir quickly.  It goes all frothy like when you make hokey pokey.  Then turn off the heat and let it cool a little.

Next we added 8oz of flour which is 228g and quarter of a cup of sultanas and quarter of a cup of chocolate chips..  The chocolate chips weren’t in the recipe but we thought it was a good idea at the time.  They just ended up melting into it.  So if you were to make this recipe you may just do what you are supposed to do and add half a cup of sultanas.  The recipe also calls for half a teaspoon of vanilla essence, but we didn’t have any and they were still yummy without it.

You end up with what looks like a dry crumbly mix, but when you scoop up a spoonful, it easily rolls into a ball, which you can flatten with a fork, or stay true to the recipe and use your hand?!  I like to use my potato masher because it gives a pretty pattern.

In your preheated oven at about 180C pop the bikkies in for 12 minutes.  They will be a bit soft when you pull them out, but leave them to cool a little before moving them to a cooling rack.  They will soon harden up to give you the most excellent biscuit crunch.

This time we got 16 bikkies, but when I make them by myself for some reason I get a few more!  When completely cooled, store in an airtight container – if there are any left by the time they are stone cold.

Maybe wait until it's cooked?
Maybe wait until it’s cooked?

When we were on the Eat Local Challenge I made it with a few alterations and it still came out fabulous.  I used honey instead of golden syrup and left out the sultanas.  So I imagine there are plenty of ways to vary this recipe.

And that is how we make my Mum’s one pot sultana biscuits.

Come again soon – I’m growing something quite special.

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

15 thoughts on “My Mum’s one pot sultana biscuits

  1. Yum, sounds like something my mum used to bake for us when we were small. Going to try it this weekend after I buy some golden syrup! Thanks for the recipe Sarah!

      1. I made them Sarah and they were delish! As I was making them, many memories came flooding back of watching my mum make the same biscuits, especially the smell of them baking.

  2. i Loved your biscuits,I made a batch and took them up to church for my Bible study ladies. I made them gluten free and they worked well. All were eaten and the recipe requested by many

  3. I don’t know how many thousands of these I made over the years for all my kids 🙂 Thanks for the memories and yes, these are delicious, thinking of them made my mouth water 🙂

  4. Hi there, I made the bikkies too, and added some cocoa nibs and instead of sultanas put in raisins, and they turned out delicious! Thank you for sharing a Kiwi classic! I grew up in Germany so I didn’t know this one 🙂

  5. I have made your Mums biscuits many times now, they are fabulous, I have just put some in the oven, this time I have added cocoa powder and to make chocked versions 😃 thanks for the recipe, I still marvel when the baking powder fluffs up 🤩

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