Anzac biscuits

21 Apr

These biscuits were originally made by the wives and mothers of Australian soldiers serving in WW1. They contain no egg so could be sent, via sea mail, to their loved ones on the front line. These Aussie classics are often made in the lead-up to Anzac Day [April 25] and should never, under ANY circumstances, be referred to as cookies. This recipe is from the always helpful taste.com.au but almost every Australian would have their own variation on a theme. Always use rolled oats, not instant.

Lest we forget.

GATHER:

1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup desiccated coconut [I used shredded for a change]

2 tablespoons golden syrup

150g unsalted butter, chopped

1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda

1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line two baking tray with baking paper.

Mix flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter and golden syrup. Remove from heat.

Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to pan. Stir and add to bowl of dry ingredients.

Shape tablespoon-full of mixture and place on try, leaving space for spreading.

Cook for between 10-13 mins/until golden. Cool for a few minutes on tray before removing to wire rack.

These will keep for yonks in an airtight container.

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4 Responses to “Anzac biscuits”

  1. Sharni April 21, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I am going to give these a go for Anzac day this year…..I think I’m just as excited about making them as I am about eating them!

    • thehungrymum April 21, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Good on you! I do feel quite sentimental every time I make them.

  2. Veggiewitch April 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    This is such a beautiful recipe. Thank you very much for sharing it. *squishy hugs*
    Veggiewitch ♥

    • thehungrymum April 22, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Thanks Veggiewitch, I just adore coking [and eating!] these bickies. Hope your day is wonderful!

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