ANZAC biscuits are something I make every year while watching the ANZAC day AFL game Essendon Vs. Collingwood. I am an Essendon supporter of course. For those that don't know, April 25th is ANZAC day, a day Australians (and NZ) commemorate our fallen soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. These days we use the occasion to remember all of our fallen soldiers and ANZAC biscuits are one of the ways we keep this tradition. If I'm not wrong, these biscuits originated when care packages were sent to the soldiers back in the day, and they needed a basic biscuit that would last the journey.
They are easy to make and very yummy.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup shredded/dessicated coconut
125 g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 tablespoon boiling water
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 160c.
Place the oats,flour sugar and coconut in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
Place the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted and combined.
Place the water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl, stir to combine and quickly add to the butter mixture.
Pour the butter mixture in with the oats mixture and stir until well combined.
Place small balls of the mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper, allowing room for spreading.
Flatten slightly and bake for 10 minutes or until golden in colour. Allow to cool on cooling racks.