Recipe by kitka9
These biscuits (cookies in America) are called Anzacs because they were baked by Australian women and sent to their ANZAC soldier sons/husbands serving in Europe and Middle east during WW I. It was more like 2 months before they were received back then, so they certainly do travel well! :-) ** Please note that 1 Australian Tablespoon = 20 mls whereas in most others countries it = 15 mls. Anzac Biscuits
- 1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal in USA)
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup (can substitute corn syrup, I believe)
- 125 g butter (4 oz)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 1 tablespoon water, boiling
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut together.
- Melt syrup and butter together.
- Mix the bicarb with boiling water and add to butter and syrup mixture. Add this to dry ingredients.
- Place tablespoonsful of the mixture on a greased oven slide (cookie sheet). Bake at 150 - 160 C (300-325F) for 20 minutes.
- Good luck.