ANZAC Day – A national day of commemoration for the brave Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought for us in the First World War. But this day also means we can indulge in all the ANZAC Biscuits we like!
During WWI the biscuits were made for soldiers from ingredients that were nutritious, could survive the long journey and still remain edible. Traditional ingredients include rolled oats, flour, sugar, water. Nowadays the addition of butter, golden syrup and coconut make them even tastier.
There are so many varieties – soft, chewy, hard – I like mine slightly crunchy with a chewy centre! ( tip: don’t bake as long in the oven)
So get into the ANZAC Spirit and bake some today!
Recipe Source: http://www.taste.com.au
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle
- 150g unsalted butter, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
- Preheat oven to 170°C. Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- In a small saucepan place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the butter has fully melted. Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to the golden syrup mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat.
- Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined.Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non stick baking paper, pressing down on the tops to flatten slightly. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.