Anzac Biscuits

These biscuits are from the southern hemisphere. The biscuits were sent to those serving in the Australian and New Zealand army during the first world war. The idea behind the biscuits were that they were made from ingredients that wouldn’t spoil on long voyages and were packed full of energy. This of course makes them perfect ride fuel. There are lots of different recipes out there, may favourite one to use is from Nigella.

100g unsalted butter

100g light brown sugar

2 x 15ml tablespoons of Golden Syrup

1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda

2 x 15ml tablespoons hot water

125g plain flour

50g unsweetened desiccated coconut

100g porridge oats

25g pumpkin seeds

25g sunflower seeds

25g sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 180c and line two baking sheets with baking paper. In a decent sized saucepan melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup and take off the heat. In a bowl dissolve the bicarb in the hot water and add to the butter mixture in the saucepan. Then add the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and combine well. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking sheets, leaving room for the biscuits to spread, then flatten with the back of the spoon. Bake for 8-10mins until golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool and then they are ready to eat.

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