ANZAC BISCUITS

Friday, April 05, 2013

Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I.
It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.

All very fascinating stuff but more importantly, they taste amazing and are rather addictive!  You eat one and then it's like they are calling you back to the biscuit tin to grab another, and another..........

I made these for coffee with a friend and to keep my hubby and his poker buddies happy. 


ANZAC BISCUITS


INGREDIENTS

  • 85g porridge oats                                                                                                
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter , plus extra butter for greasing                                             
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

METHOD

  1. Heat oven to 180C / 160 C. Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and golden syrup mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the dry ingredients.
  3. Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart to allow room for spreading. Bake in batches for 8-10 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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