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Anzac Biscuits

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Recipe from "Nik" who says: "a traditional Australian biscuit made on ANZAC day - April 25. ANZAC day is a remembrance of our soldiers who fought in Gallipoli. Anzac biscuits are to Australians what chocolate chip cookies are to Americans."

Makes about 40

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
2 tablespoons golden syrup*
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon boiling water

Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Melt syrup and butter together. Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup, add to dry ingredients. Place teaspoonfuls of mixture well spaced on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 300 F for 20 minutes.

Note: * if you are unable to locate golden syrup, Ochef recommends substituting it with 2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup.

Photo by HeatherW under Creative Commons license.

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Reviews of Anzac Biscuits:

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  Mary in Albany NY  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
I will make them again 5 stars

  Margot in New Zealand  Nov 30, 2009
Would make this again.

In reference to ANZAC Biscuits....

Please correct your information regarding the origins of ANZAC biscuits. ANZAC stands for the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps...who fought, together at Gallipoli. These biscuits are not just 'australian' but equally as Kiwi.
Living in Japan for over 15 years, this is one recipe I continue to make every year around April 25th, along with the red poppies we wear on the lapel which represent the fields of Gallipoli. Everyone just seems to love Anzac biscuits. Generally just a very heartwarming recipe when shared over a cup of tea with new or old friends, and especially when remembering the humble origins as food for troops down in the trenches risking their lives for us.
Cheers, and happy munching!!
5 stars

  Deborah in Mississauga, Ontario  Dec 26, 2008
Would make this again.
Fantastic! I will be making these often. I was actually out of rolled oats, so I used a plain granola and it worked out perfectly! They are crispy and sweet and yummy! I also added 1/2 tsp. salt to mine to balance the sweetness. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 10, 2008
Would make this again.
it is awsume!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 23, 2007
Would make this again.
It was good 5 stars

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