Friday, June 30, 2006

In response to Tammy's Recipe Swap here is my recipe for Anzac Biscuits. Anzacs are a very traditional Australian biscuit (cookie). They are called Anzacs after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Reputedly they were baked for the soldiers away at war during the first world war. They supposedly lasted long enough to be shipped to loved ones on the other side of the world. They don't last an hour in my house! Today I baked a double batch, because the elderly gentleman who lives next door spoils my kids and I wanted to return the favour.


125g butter
1 dessert spoon golden syrup
1 heaped teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
pinch salt
1 egg

Melt together butter, syrup and baking soda. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add butter mix to dry ingredients and mix well. Mix in unbeaten egg. Roll mixture into small balls and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a moderate oven (180C) for 10 to 15 minutes.

I am sorry I haven't converted this recipe to imperial measures. If anyone needs help translating from Australian just let me know!


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, they look yummy Emma. Thanks for finding the link to the Edward Leighton cross stitch patterns. They are gorgeous! Not sure if I am up to that yet, but I will certainly bookmark the site, it is something I would really like to have a go at in the future! :o)

Lisa (Froggyhead) said...

Yummy! I'll have to try these.

Tanya said...

I posted an Anzac bikkie recipe on Anzac Day. But your's look so much better than mine :)