Pre-heat oven to 170C / 325F /150C Fan Forced / Gas 3.
Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment or lightly grease.
Mix flour, oats, desiccated coconut and sugar in a large bowl.
Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a large pan over medium heat, then remove the pan from heat.
Combine boiling water and bicarbonate of soda; add to butter mixture and mix well (it will froth up).
Stir into dry ingredients until combined.
Take teaspoons of the mixture and roll into a ball – put on trays allowing room for spreading, makes 30 -32 biscuits.
Press the biscuits down firmly to flatten using the back of a dessertspoon.
Store in an airtight tin.
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