ANZAC day tomorrow is our national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand which is the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
The claimed history behind Anzac biscuits is that they were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.
These biscuits are super easy and quick to make, they only have a few ingredients which would normally be kept in most household pantries.
Makes 16 large biscuits
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 125g butter
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
- Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
- Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
- Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.