For the longest time, I can remember baking ANZAC Biscuits with my grandmother and my mother, who made them in remembrance and respect for my grandfather, who served in World War II and my own father, who served in the Vietnam war and for those who fought for our country.
Baking biscuits on ANZAC Day is a lovely way to remember and show respect to those who have served our country with friends and family and it is something we have been doing for many, many years.
ANZAC Biscuits are a traditional Australian biscuit, they were sent overseas to serving ANZACs in World War I due to their excellent keeping properties. It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation, showing their love and care for their partners in biscuit form. A sweet reminder of home.
Anzac biscuits are an Aussie classic, so celebrate our National Day of Remembrance with these tasty homemade treats.
Here is a copy of our tried and true ANZAC Bikky recipe:
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle
150g unsalted butter, chopped
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat oven to 170°C. Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.
In a small saucepan, place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the butter has fully melted. Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to the golden syrup mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat.
Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper, pressing down on the tops to flatten slightly.