Delicious ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits were traditionally made by women on the home front and sent to their soldiers in Gallipoli. "Soliders’ Biscuits" originally contained just flour, sugar, milk powder and water, these simple biscuits were made to endure the journey at sea. Now they're more of a treat with the addition of butter, golden syrup and desiccated coconut.

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Here's our recipe for you to try this weekend!

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

¾ cup desiccated coconut

1 cup plain flour

1 cup sugar

125g butter, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 

2 tablespoons boiling water

Preheat oven to 170oC/150oC (Fan). Line two oven trays with baking paper.  Bring a full kettle to the boil. 

  1. Combine oats, coconut, plain flour and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside. 
  2. Combine butter and golden syrup in a small pot over medium-low heat and stir until melted.  Mix bicarbonate of soda and boiling water together and stir into butter mixture.
  3. Stir butter mixture through dry ingredients until well combined. Roll teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on prepared trays 5cm apart. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on trays. 

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