24 Apr Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)
Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)
Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. It has been claimed that biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation. Today Anzac biscuits are made commercially and widely available in stores all over Australia and New Zealand.
Anzac day has a special meaning for me as I landed for the first time in Melbourne, Australia on Anzac day (April 25th) 22 years ago. Ever since I moved to California, I have been making them every year to commemorate this special day. I usually make a special batch that my hubby takes to work so that all Australian expats can celebrate Anzac day together with a cuppa.
This is my most recent recipe. I hope you like it and join my family in celebrating this special day.
Ingredients (makes 20 – 22)
2 cups (180gr) rolled oats (or any oats that you have)
1 cup (150gr) plain / all-purpose flour (I use spelt flour)
1/2 (100gr) cup sugar (any that you have, but coconut or dates sugar work really well)
3/4 cup (60gr) desiccated coconut
1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
1 Tablespoon (20ml) honey
1 stick salted butter (aprox 120gr)
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 Tablespoons hot water
• Preheat oven @ 160C / 325F
• Prepare a baking sheet or tray with baking / parchment paper
• Melt the butter with maple syrup and honey over medium heat
• Place oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine (you can do this using a stand or hand mixer)
• Boil water, mix with bicarb and add to melted butter and syrup mixture
• Pour the mixture over dry ingredients and mix well
• Make balls of biscuit dough (about 2 Tablespoons size) and place them on the prepared baking tray
• Flatten the balls gently and leave enough space for them to expand
• Bake for 10 minutes, until golden
• Leave biscuits on the baking tray for 5 minutes
• Place them on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Anzac biscuits keep very well stored in a biscuit (cookie) tin or airtight container in your pantry.
Enjoy them with a cup of tea (or coffee) and leave your comments bellow. I love to hear from you!
Eat well and be happy!