Sift flour and sugar into large mixing bowl, add oats and coconut.
Combine butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan, stir over low heat until butter has melted. Dissolve soda in water and add immediately to butter mixture, it will foam up instantly. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients. Mix well.
Roll walnut sized balls of mixture and place onto a baking tray, press slightly to flatten.
Classic recipe. The mixture made 45 Oreo sized biscuits. I took them out at 14 minutes because they were small-ish and my oven is hotter. Not too soft, not too hard, just right. Will make again. - 10 Apr 2011
I liked the idea of melting the butter and the syrup together, easier to mix with the dry ingredients. I used my tablespoon measure and was able to get 26 great size biscuits. Thanks for the recipe. - 03 Sep 2015