Monday, 23 April 2012

Try the famous Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits
Here’s a recipe from World War 1 baking for Anzac biscuits which I was given by Moira. 25 April marks Anzac Day,  a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand to honour the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops who served  during World War 1. The biscuits were sent by mothers, wives and girlfriends to soldiers abroad because they kept well when shipped around the world. 

Anzac Biscuits
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup quaker oats
1 cup margarine or butter
2 tbsps golden syrup
1 tbsp hot water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Mix all the dry ingredients together except the bicarbonate of soda. Just melt the butter and syrup then add them to the dry ingredients. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the hot water and add to the mixture.mix well. Roll into small buns. Place on a tin and bake at 375F, Mark 5, 190C for 15 minutes or until (golden) brown.
Meryl's tips : The recipe refers to a 'cup'. I measured this as 4oz/110g for each of the ingredients. These biscuits are so easy to make and taste delicious. You can reduce the amount of sugar to less than half a cup if you wish to make them less sweet. I’ve also made them with gluten free flour and they get full marks from gluten free friends.
 
I took these biscuits along to a talk I did for a Local History group recently and they devoured the lot! Have you made Anzac Biscuits? 

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