Recipe of the Week
This week's recipe is a classic Australian recipe. Anzac biscuits first came about in WWI. Loved ones needed to come up with something to send the soldiers that could last, and came up with this recipe. They were originally called Soldier's biscuits, but then changed to Anzac biscuits. The recipe was based on a Scottish recipe using rolled oats.
At any rate, this is a very popular biscuit here, and even though they keep well, it is hard to verify this, as they get eaten up so quickly! Another bonus is that they are dead easy to make!
NB. For all you people from the USA out there, biscuit is the Australian word for cookies.
Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
1 Tbsp golden syrup
125g (4 oz) butter
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 Tbsp boiling water
Set oven at moderately low (140 deg c, 284 deg F) and grease baking trays.
Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a small bowl. Melt golden syrup and butter, mix bicarbonate of soda with boiling water and stir into butter mixture. Stir into dry ingredients, mixing well. Drop teaspoons of mixture on to prepared trays, allowing a bit of room for spreading.
Bake for 17 minutes. Remove, wait a minute or two to cool slightly, then move to a wire rack and allow to cool fully.
Enjoy, they'll be great, mate!