The tradition of ANZAC biscuits dates back to World War I, when the women of Australia sent them to their sons, husbands and brothers serving in Gallipoli. As they were hard and long-lasting, they were perfect to survive the long journey by sea. They are a great recipe to make with your kids to celebrate ANZAC Day.
- 1 cup rolled oat
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1½ teaspoons bi-carb of soda
- 125g butter
- ¾ cup coconut
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced).
- Combine rolled oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut.
- Add butter and golden syrup to a pot and stir over gentle heat until melted.
- Mix bicarb soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Spoon dessert spoonfuls of mixture onto lined oven trays – allow room for spreading.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Loosen on trays while warm, then leave on tray to cool.
Makes approximately 36 biscuits.