Monday, April 25, 2011

Lest We Forget... ANZAC Day, ANZAC Biscuits

ANZAC Day again.  It starts with Dawn Service and the March.  Lest we forget, our diggers that sacrificed their lives for this country. 

The tradition started from the landing of Gallipoli in 1915, and it's the traditional remberance day for all service men and women.  Hubby's grandfather was an original ANZAC who made it back alive from Gallipoli. So this day is quite emotional in some ways for us.

And part of the tradition each year, is the home made ANZAC Biscuits.

I made 2 batches this year, although I tried not to alter too much of recipe.  I often play with ingredients, but probably not much with the humble ANZAC biscuits, because of the history behind it.

The Biscuits:
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
125g butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon golden syrup (I used maple syrup for one batch)
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
2 tablespoon boiling water

Mix all dry ingredients.
Warm up butter, golden syrup and brown sugar till butter's all melt (I use microwave).  Add water to bi-carb soda and add to the golden syrup mixture.  Fold in all dry ingredients and you will get a gooey soft dough...  I use spoon to make small balls of them and dullop onto the baking sheets.  The batch that I used maple syrup was a bit too runny.  The biscuits do spread during cooking.
Bake in 180C oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

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