Today we got into the kitchen to bake some Anzac Biscuits!
These Australian cookies originated approximately 100 years ago and were created to be sent overseas to soldiers at war. The biscuits contain ingredients that don’t spoil easily and the cookies, once baked and cooled, become hard and crunchy – and delicious!
After following the recipe to prepare the mixture, the biscuits only need about ten minutes to bake. Then, the hardest part of the whole process, you need to wait for the cookies to cool before eating them if you want to experience the delightful crunch that Anzac biscuits are known for!
If you want to try making these at home, here is the recipe:
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
3 tablespoons boiling water
- Preheat oven to 160°C.
- Place the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Melt the butter and golden syrup together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.
- Combine the bicarb soda with the water and then add to the butter mixture.
- Pour butter mixture into the oat mixture, and mix together until well combined.
- Place a large spoonful of the mixture onto baking trays lined with baking paper. Flatten to 7cm rounds and make sure there is room between each cookie for them to spread while baking.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden in colour.
- Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
- Eat them and enjoy this tasty Australian treat!
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