Anzac biscuits were sent by families in Australia and New Zealand to their relatives who were members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War 1. They were easy to make and kept well when shipped for many days. They still tasted delicious when they arrived. This year Anzac Day falls on Sunday 25 April and is a day of commemoration and reflection, especially honouring those who gave their lives for their country.
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
1 cup quaker oats
4 oz/110g 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 says : For this recipe, a cup measures about 4oz/110g. If you wish, you can reduce the amount of sugar to half a cup (2oz/50g) to make them less sweet.
As always stay safe and keep baking!