Tues 25 April 2006 - ANZAC Day
ANZAC day commemorates the 1915 landing of Australian and New Zealand diggers at what is now ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey. While we have ANZAC day once a year we do eat these all the time. And they're so simple to make there really is no need to buy them (you don't even need a food processor!).
I've cobbled together this recipe from a collection of three I found on various Australian websites - including that of the Australian War Memorial. I really cut back on the sugar - some recipes used as much as a cup which I thought, in combination with the golden syrup, would be a bit overwhelming.
This is how I went ...
In a large bowl mix 3/4 cup of dessicated coconut, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of plain flour and a pinch of salt.
In a pan melt 4 ounces of butter and then mix in 2 tbsp of golden syrup. Sit your jar of golden syrup in a pan of hot water for a bit before attempting the 2 tbsp manoeuvre and you'll save yourself some grief. Mix 1 tsp of bicarb with 2 tbsp of boiling water and then mix this into the butter and syrup mixture ... it will all froth up and then you can pour it into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix it all together. You may need to add extra hot water - I did. You want the mixture stiff but not falling apart.
Plop tablespoons-ful of the mixture onto a baking sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 180C for 10-15 minutes. The mixture spreads out quite a bit and the biscuits will have thinned out and be consistently golden when they're ready. This mixture made me 18 good size biscuits.
These are a hard biscuits ... ideal for dunking in your morning tea!
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