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JILL BAKES | Old-School Flakemeal Biscuits

My grandma’s trusty recipe and a Northern Irish staple at every church tea or function… old-school flakemeal biscuits.

Sometimes you can’t beat the classics, and I’m always tempted by a flakemeal biscuit - especially when they’re dipped in Cadbury’s chocolate!

These are so easy to make, literally 10 minutes to make and 12 to bake and the job is done - great to make with kids!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer


Makes 14-16

110g butter

55g caster sugar

1 dessertspoon golden syrup

150g porridge oats

60g plain flour

15g desiccated coconut

Pinch baking soda

Pinch salt

100g milk/dark/white chocolate for decorating (optional)


• Preheat the oven to 160C. Cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy with a stand/hand mixer.

• Add the syrup and mix. Add the flour along with the other dry ingredients and mix to combine. 

• Flour your work surface and knead the dough briefly to bring it together.

• Roll out leaving the dough fairly thick (about 0.5cm) and cut out circles with a plain cutter. If the dough crumbles a bit, just squash it together.

• Place on a lined baking tray, leaving some room between them as they will spread slightly. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.

• Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely. Enjoy plain or dunk one side of the biscuits into melted chocolate and allow to cool.


Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 14,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

Head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES by pressing the button below - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!

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