April 19, 2019

Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Anzac biscuits are pretty easy to make but there's lots of different recipes. Our chef, Nigel has kindly shared his recipe and if you want to try these, drop by the Rockford on Thursday!

Famous in New Zealand and Australia, ANZAC biscuits were originally called ‘Soldier Biscuits’ as they were sent to soldiers fighting in World War 1; after the landing on Gallipoli they were renamed ANZAC biscuits.

 

There are a few theories on the origins of ANZAC Biscuits, but it is certain that they came about in the First World War, around 1914-1915.

Some say that they started as biscuits made by the troops in the trenches with provisions that they had at hand to relieve the boredom of their battle rations.

Others say that they came about due to the resourcefulness of the women on the “home front” in an endeavor to make a treat for their loved ones that would survive the journey by post to the war front.

Whatever the origin, they have won the hearts of Aussies around the world as an all-time favourite!

 

Ingredients

50g Plain Flour          

50g Butter                              

75g Sugar                                 

25g Golden Syrup                     

85g Desiccated Coconut           

 ½ tsp Bicarbonate Soda                               

55g Rolled Oats           

30ml Boiling Water                                  

            

Method                                               

  1. Preheat over to 180 degrees
  2. Mix flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats together.
  3. Melt the butter and golden syrup together  
  4. Mix Bicarb Soda and boiling water and add to the butter mixture
  5. Combine with the dry ingredients.
  6. Place spoonfuls of mixture onto a greased tray, allowing room for spreading 
  7. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 15-20 minutes – makes 16-20