Australian ANZAC Biscuit Recipe

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History

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps whose soldiers were known as ANZACS. The biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers overseas because the ingredients did not spoil easily and they kept well during the long travel on boats to reach them.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 heaped cup rolled oats
  • 1 heaped cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp. boiling water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 125g butter

Instructions:

Mix oats, coconut, plain flour and sugar together. Stir in melted butter. Mix golden syrup, boiling water and baking soda together. Combine with butter and dry ingredients. Place teaspoons of mixture on a greased tray and lightly press down with a fork.

Oven Temp: 140 C / 284 F (convection), 170 C / 338 F (non convection)
Bake Time: 15-20 mins.

Note: Pull out of oven before thoroughly cooked if you prefer a softer style biscuit, as they will harden slightly upon cooling.

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