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Friday, April 24, 2009

Anzac Day 25th April.

Traditional biscuits baked by anxious mothers and wives during World War 1, packed in food parcels and sent to the Australian soldiers in the trenches. Ingredients.

1 cup Rolled Oats.
3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut.
1 cup Plain Flour.
1 cup Sugar (I used brown)
125g Butter.
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup.
1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda.
1 tablespoon Boiling Water.
1 tablespoon *Wattleseed. (I added this but you don't have to)

Method. Preheat oven to 150c and line 2 cookie trays with baking paper.

Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut in one bowl together. Melt together the butter and syrup in the microwave if you wish, or as I did, in a saucepan over heat. Mix the soda with the boiling water and add to the melted butter mix. Now add the butter mix to the dry ingredients and mix together well with a wooden spoon. Place 1 tablespoon full of the biscuit mixture on to the baking tray. This should make around 35 biscuits. Flatten with a fork and do leave room for spreading. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool on trays.

*Wattleseed is a truely delightful spice from the Australian bush. Has a flavour of rich coffee, chocolate and hazelnut. Mine was given to me by Sharon in Melbourne. Thank you. You can get it from here. www.spicebazaar.com.au

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


Anonymous said...

I made ANZAC biscuits last week. I think the boys would approve of us raising a cup of tea and a biscuit to their memory (:

Rhyleysgranny said...

Lovely tribute to some very brave men. We must never forget.

George said...

Once I again I forgot to make these. I did one year and they're so good I really should get going again. I love wattleseed, they're such a great addition to cookies.

Elizabeth said...

For some reason I didn't even think of making these for boyfriend, who is a huuuuuge patriotic Aussie. Man, he would've loved them, too. I just simply didn't think about it. They look so nommy too.