ANZAC Biscuits Hit the Spot

Tasty ANZAC biscuits 

ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that fought together during WWI. 

ANZAC Day is a public holiday in Australia to celebrate the men that fought for their country.

The story goes that during the war, the wives baked these delicious ANZAC cookies to send off to their men at war. This Aussie food was cheap to make and could stay fresh throughout long boat journeys.

Anzac biscuits

They are made with coconut, golden syrup and oats…tasting a bit like soft crunchies found in SA. Yum!

Ingredients you will need

  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour
  • 90g (1 cup) rolled oats (see Notes)
  • 85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method – 6 easy steps

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Step 2 – Combine flour, oats, coconut and combined sugar in a large bowl.

Step 3 – Stir the butter, golden syrup and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda. Add to the oat mixture and stir until well combined.

Step 4 – Roll level tablespoonfuls of the oat mixture into balls and place, about 5cm apart, on the prepared trays. Flatten until about 1cm thick.

Step 5 – Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until light golden.

Step 6 – Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Anzac biscuits

OK they look ready for me to tuck in. Also better hide a few for later because when the kids see them they will be gone in a flash.

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