Friday, July 17, 2015

Anzac biscuit AKA The War Biscuit

An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit, popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ( ANZAC) established in World War 1.

It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits keep well during naval transportation.

Here's a recipe  that makes 5 dozen

Anzac biscuits

    • 1/2 cup butter 
    • 1 tbsp golden syrup 
    • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 
    • 2 tbsp boiling water 
    • 1 cup uncooked rolled oats 
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut 
    • 1 cup plain flour 
    • 1 cup brown sugar 
    • 2 tsp ginger 
Melt butter and golden syrup in large pan over a low heat. Add bicarbonate of soda mixed with boiling water. Combine dry ingredients in a Mixing Bowl, then pour melted mixture into center and mix to a moist but firm consistency. Drop slightly rounded teaspoonful of mixture on to cold greased tray. Cook for about 15 minutes in a moderate oven. Cool on a wire rack.

You can find Golden Syrup on amazon 

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