Friday, November 7, 2008

Anzac Biscuits

I have to start by saying yum. YUM. Anzacs are really yummy. I don't think I have ever met an Aussie who doesn't love Anzacs. You can buy them from the supermarket, but they are generally the crunchy type, and I am most definitely a chewy biscuit person. They are also ridiculously easy to make, and as they have no milk or eggs, they last for a long time (not in my house!)
For a little bit of background on Anzacs, click here.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
125g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarb soda

Preheat oven to 160C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
Sift flour into a large bowl, and stir in the oats, sugar and coconut.

Put the butter and golden syrup into a pot with 2 tbsp of water. Stir over medium heat until melted, then stir in the bicarb soda.
Pour the butter mixture into the dry mixture and combine. At this point I find it hard to resist eating the mix!
Roll tablespoonsfull of mixture into balls, and place on the prepared trays, about 5cm apart (the Anzacs spread quite a bit).
Use a fork to flatten slightly, don't worry if little bit break off - the Anzacs will hold together when coooked. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly on trays, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 30.
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  1. Every Australian I've ever asked has loved Anzac cookies (more than say Vegemite I think). These look great! I love how sturdy and buttery they are and I adore biscuits with oats in them.

  2. Thanks Lorraine. I know that we cannot resist Anzacs in our house. I had to send most of these to work with BF so I wouldn't eat them all myself - and the boys demolished them very quickly!

  3. These are delicious cookies! Grumpy loves them!

  4. It's great to hear that Anzac's are enjoyed all over the world - thanks HoneyB!

  5. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY the whole family enjoyed them. Thanks for the recipe :) :)

  6. Marnie - I'm glad they were a hit!