New Zealanders and Australians celebrated ANZAC day today – the day where we remember our fallen soldiers, and in particular, the soldiers who lost their lives at Gallipoli during World War One.
At this time of the year I like to bake a batch of ANZAC biscuits. It’s said that mothers and wives baked these biscuits and sent them overseas to soldiers during the war.
1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1/4 1b /4 oz/1 stick butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon baking soda
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water and add to the dry ingredients. Melt the butter and golden syrup together and add to the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well. Roll into small balls, flatten with hand and place on a tray. Bake until golden in a medium oven. About 10 – 15 minutes at 180C / 350 F
1. I added a new dried cranberries and some sunflower seeds to my biscuits for a modern twist.
2. The biscuits will be quite soft when they come out of the oven. Let them cool a little on the tray before removing them.