Anzac Day means so much to so many Australians and New Zealanders. We not only remember those who sacrificed their lives fighting in battle, but we celebrate the freedom we are able to live today. The Anzac biscuit first started when the soldiers wives used to send biscuits to their husbands during WWI. They were originally called Soldier’s biscuits but the name was changed after the landing at Gallipoli.
Today, we still enjoy eating them on Anzac Day as it signifies one of the many things that is great about this country. So whatever you do on Anzac Day, whether it be attending a dawn service, going to the RSL and playing 2-up or baking some Anzac biscuits, may we remember the lives lost and be thankful that we can enjoy eating food til our hearts content!
What you’ll need
1 cup self-raising flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup raw sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
What to do
Preheat oven to 180c and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Add flour, oats, sugar and coconut into a bowl.
In a heat proof bowl/jug add butter, golden syrup and bi-carb soda
Place in microwave and cook for about 30 seconds – 1 minute or until the butter has melted (make sure you do this 3o seconds at a time then stir, because you might burn the butter)
Using a dessert spoon, grab a spoon of mixture and roll into a ball and place on baking tray
Get a fork and press down slightly onto the ball, so it flattens slightly
Cook for about 10-15. or until golden.
Let the biscuits cool on the tray for about 10 minutes before eating.