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JILL BAKES | Old School Flakemeal Biscuits

Jill Stewart with flakemeal biscuits

My grandma's trusty recipe and a Northern Irish staple at every church tea or function!

Sometimes you can't beat the classics and l'm always tempted by a flakemeal biscuit - especially when they're dipped in chocolate.

These are so easy to make, literally 10 minutes to make and 12 minutes to bake and the job is done - great to make with kids! Now would you choose a plain or a chocolate covered flakemeal biscuit?!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer

Flakemeal biscuits with sugar


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


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 all the other ingredients and mix to combine.

Sprinkle your work surface with flour and bring the dough together.

Roll out with a rolling pin to about 0.5cm thick. Cut out circles with a plain cutter (or a small glass if you don't have a cutter).

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 the biscuits on the baking paper on to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

Enjoy plain or dunk one half of the biscuits into melted chocolate and cool on a sheet of baking paper if you can wait before eating them!

Keep in an airtight container.

Chocolate covered flake meal biscuits


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 almost 52,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

Jill holding whisk in kitchen and smiling

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.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!


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