Fancy Making Your Own Anzac Biscuits?
Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), established in World War I.
The biscuits were sent by wives and women's groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily, and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.
Anzac biscuits are still a favourite in Kiwi kids' lunch boxes today, as they are both wholesome and filling.
1 1/2 cups (220g) plain flour
1 cup (200g) caster sugar
2/3 cup (177g) desiccated coconut
2 cups (290g) jumbo rolled oats
3/4 cup (125g) butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp boiling water
- Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats
- Melt butter and golden syrup
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup
- Stir butter mixture into dry ingredients
- Roll into 2-ounce (60g) balls. Flatten to a diameter of 2 3/4 inches (7cm)
- Cook at 320F (160C) for 18 minutes
And that's it! The recipe makes 18 biscuits! Enjoy!