These biscuits are an Aussie and Kiwi favourite! ANZAC refers to the Australian New Zealand Army Corps, a term established for soldiers serving in World War I. ANZAC biscuits were sent by wives to their husbands and sons, when they were serving overseas. The ingredients do not spoil easily which meant they transported well…oh and they’re delicious!Last week my friend Scotty invited me over and baked fresh ANZAC bickies (Aussie slang for biscuits) over a few good laughs and espressos. A welcome treat in the middle of a bleak London winter. Huge thanks to Scotty for the recipe below, perfect timing with Australia Day on Monday.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shredded coconut
125 grams butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 tablespoon boiling water
1. Set oven to 150 degrees, place baking paper on a tray.
2. Sift flour into a bowl.
3. Add oats, sugar and coconut to the flour.
4. Melt butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat.
5. Mix bi-carb and boiling water together and add to butter. Then pour all of this to the dry mixture.
6. Place teaspoons of mixture onto baking tray, make sure they are evenly spaced so they can spread.
7. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Serve with tea, coffee or a glass of milk!