Friday, April 24, 2009

ANZAC biccies!

This ANZAC day we have been getting into the spirit of things early by baking yummy chewy ANZAC biscuits. We love how they make the kitchen smell, and how they taste fresh from the oven, but mostly we love the history behind these delightful treats. ANZAC biscuits are an ongoing legacy of the support given to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers during World War 1 by concerned wives, mothers, girlfriends and sisters. They are incredibly easy to make and your friends and family will love them!

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar. 

Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 Tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted (or place in microwave for 60 – 90 seconds). Stir in the bicarbonate of soda. 

Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined. 

Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart. 

Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (if you don’t gobble them up immediately!) so it cools completely.