Cuisine : Australian
Associated with Anzac Day on April 25, the biscuit is a crunchy commemoration of the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in World War I. It’s Australian food/BISCUIT with a Story.
The Anzac biscuit was made by wives during the war and sent to soldiers, because the basic ingredients (rolled oats, flour, sugar, desiccated coconut, golden syrup, butter, bicarbonate of soda and water) were able to keep for a long time, even on long boat journeys.
• 1 cup plain flour
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup coconut
• 125g Butter
• 2 tbs golden syrup
• 1 tbs water
• 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the sugar, rolled oats and coconut.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add golden syrup and water.
1. Stir the bicarbonate of soda into the liquid mixture.
2. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Place walnut-sized balls of mixture on a greased tray and bake at 175C for 15-20 minutes.
4. Biscuits will harden when cool.
Keep in air tight container.
By Connie Decosta