Sunday, April 25, 2010

anzac biscuits

A favourite of mine, i grew up on these cookies. Everytime we visited my Grandma, Dad's Mum, she would have these in an old tin int he cupboard! I used to think it was one of those magically refilling tins because i never saw Grandma bake! My grandma's recipe makes nice round soft biscuits, @12 mins or nice flat crunchy biscuits @ 18 mins. There are so many recipe variations out there though, as i found on Flickr....YUM =)

Traditionally made on Anzac Day in Australia. In commemoration for Australians and New Zealander's who lost their lives in World War I, the name comes from ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp). Lest We Forget.

Anzac Biscuits

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
¾ cup coconut
125g (4oz) butter
2 tablespoons Golden syrup
½ teaspoon bicarb soda
1 tablespoon boiling water.

Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut.
Combine butter and golden syrup, stir over gentle heat until melted.
Mix soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture, stir into dry ingredients.
Place teaspoonfuls on lightly greased trays.
Allow room for spreading.
Cook in slow oven, 160C/325F 12-18 mins. Less time for soft, more for crunchy!
Use a spatula to loosen while warm, then cool on trays.

Makers about 35.
(I made 75 as i used small teaspoonfuls for bite size cookies)

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen these before. They look so simple and delicious!


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