It’s ANZAC Day in Australia which is a day for solemn remembrance of those who fought and died at Gallipoli in WWI and many other wars.
ANZAC biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers as the ingredients do not spoil quickly and keep well during transportation. They are also very sustaining, delicious and worth eating at any time, not just on ANZAC Day.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup plain wholemeal flour
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/4 cup canola or rice bran oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine oats, flours, coconut and sugar in a bowl.
Combine golden syrup, oil and water in a microwave-proof bowl and stir to combine. Microwave on HIGH for 25–30 seconds. Whisk in baking soda until well combined.
Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture onto baking tray, leaving space between them (they will spread). Flatten with a fork.
Bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy with friends and family!