Anzac Day is coming up on Monday (April 25th) and I always make Anzac Biscuits! They are so tasty and super easy to make. Anzac biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers overseas because the ingredients didn’t spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during transportation. Today, Anzac biscuits are manufactured commercially for retail sale.
What you will need:
- 1 Cup of Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup of Plain Flour
- ⅔ Cup of Brown Sugar
- ⅔ Cup of Desiccated Coconut
- 125g of Chopped Butter
- 2 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons of Cold Water
- ½ Teaspoon of Bicarb Soda
What to do:
- Preheat your oven to 140°C-160°C and line your trays with baking paper
- Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl
- Put butter, golden syrup and the cold water in a saucepan over medium heat
- Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted
- Stir in bicarb soda
- Stir butter mixture into oat mixture
- Roll mixture into balls and place them on your baking trays
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden
- Let them rest on the trays for 5 minutes
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
This recipe should make about 24 biscuits. Chewy Anzac Biscuits are one of our favourites! I usually only make them around this time of year but they are so delicious I think that needs to change! Today I gave one to Archer for the first time and he actually liked it. He is usually pretty picky about what he eats. He doesn’t like hard things like toast, but since these are the chewy kind and he loves oats, I thought I’d let him try it. I honestly didn’t think he would like them because the edges are a bit crunchy be he happily ate a whole biscuit!
If you want to read more about Anzac Day you can do so here.