Who is Arnold anyhow…?
Who was he? Why did he have a Circus? Why in Shoreditch? Arnold Day on Sunday will celebrate his birthday with brass band music, cups of tea and Arnold Biscuits specially created by Rochelle Canteen.
Melanie Arnold and her colleagues at the Canteen are donating Biscuits, but we invite you to try the recipe and bring your own – or even your very own variant – to share.
RECIPE FOR THE ARNOLD BISCUIT
Ingredients for around 36 Arnold Biscuits
100g rolled ots
100g plain flour
150g caster sugar
50g Demerara sugar
50ml golden syrup (around 2 and a half tbs)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp boiling water
1 Pre-heat oven to 350degrees F/180 degrees C. Line two baking trays with baking paper or grease them lightly with butter.
2 In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, flour and sugar.
3 Put butter in a pan and add the syrup. Heat slowly and stir with a wooden spoon till the butter and syrup have melted together.
4 Add boiling water to the baking powder in a cup and mix to dissolve before pouring the mixture into the pan. Stir with your wooden spoon.
5 Tip in all the dry ingredients and mix to a crumbly paste.
6 Drop heaped teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto the cold baking trays, leaving at least 1 inch (3cms) around each biscuit as they will spread.
7 Bake for about 10-15 minutes until they have spread out nicely and are a dark golden colour. Cool on a rack and then store in an airtight tin.
Come and find out about the mystery man on Sunday afternoon, his hidden history and what his even more famous brother did in India. And…
Arthur Arnold was – A. A surveyor or B. A politician or C. A travel writer ?
Come and tell us on the Friends table on Sunday.