Friday, 7 June 2013

ANZAC Biscuits

This is a post I shared over at the Inspiration Cafe

Hi Guys,

ANZAC stand for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps, these biscuits were created and baked by the wives and mothers of our "diggers" (The name we call our Aussie soldiers) . They have a long shelf life and were sent as care packages during the first and second world wars.

ANZAC day is the 25th of April, on this day in 1915 the Aussie diggers, many of whom were barely men, landed in Gallopoli in an effort to defeat Turkey. 8000 Aussie diggers lost their lives that day, fighting for the freedom we enjoy today and the remaining men were forced to retreat. However it brought about the birth of Australia, a new federation had come into it's own.

ANZAC Biscuits

1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 a cup of desiccated coconut
125 gr of butter
2 Tbs of Golden Syrup (For those unable to get it you can make your own very easily see here for that recipe)
1 TBS of water
1/2 tsp of Bicarb Soda

Sift the flour into a bowl and ad the other dry ingredients except for the bicarb soda
Melt the butter, golden syrup and water together

Once melted add the bicarb soda which will froth and should look like this

Roll into walnut size balls place on a greased tray then flatten with the back of a fork

Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for around 15 minutes.

Then it's time to knock off for smoko , grab your billy tea and enjoy a biccie or two.(take a break for afternoon or morning tea)

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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  1. Hmmmmm...I do need to go grocery shopping soon, I think I am finally going to add golden syrup onto my list of things to buy.

  2. YUM. These looked delicious the first time I saw this post and even more delicious this time. I love the story behind them as well.

  3. Delish, Mel. I plan to make these for Kev's grandparents (one of these days!!) Pinning :)

  4. I remember seeing this post over at IC. They still look delicious!

  5. Love the story behind these and I really want to try to recipe. I bet the syrup is like our corn syrup we have light and dark. I am going to pin this!

  6. I pinned this when it was posted on IC - now I must get my move on and make some :-)

  7. Heather made these and they were so tasty! Yum!


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