{recipe} ANZAC Biscuits

It's ANZAC day here in Australia. 
Every year I make these ANZAC cookies. I make them often throughout the year too as they are Mr 3P's favourite. I found this recipe years ago, from a Smith's Premium Golden Syrup advertisement. You can substitute the golden syrup for honey or molasses (but then they won't be real ANZAC biscuits, will they?)
If you want to know more about ANZAC Day you can go here. And if you want to know more about the history of ANZAC biscuits, you can go here.

An Australian Tradition
ANZAC Biscuits
Makes approx 20
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Melt butter and golden syrup in a pan over low heat (or in microwave for about 1 minute).

Mix bicarbonate of soda with boiling water and stir into the melted mixture (it will froth up a bit). Then pour into centre of the dry ingredients. Mix to a moist but firm consistency. ( I'm not sure why, but occasionally the mixture can be too dry and crumbly, so I'll add just a little more melted butter)

Wet hands and roll tablespoons sized amounts into balls and place on lined baking sheets. Press to flatten slightly with a fork dipped in flour.

Bake for about 15 minutes in a moderate oven.  190 C/ 375F
Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
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  1. Hi Marnie,
    Your Anzac Biscuits look so delicious. I want to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!

  2. Ooh I've always wanted to try making these at home - used to have them often as a child, but never made them myself :) Let me know how the risotto goes- I love the sweetness of the caramelised onion with it! I think it would be good with strips of pan fried chicken breast on top too x

  3. Oh these sound great! I think I would like to break them up & add them to some yogurt. :)

    I would like to invite you to link up to "Made it on Monday"..a WEEKLY LINK PARTY , I host on my blog.


    *Link ups are open every WED.-SAT.*

    I hope you will join in on the fun :)

  4. Hi Marnie,
    I am so excited that you brought your wonderful biscuits to share with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again next week!

  5. These look so good. Thanks for joining WUW.

  6. Congratulations, you are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, enjoy!
    Miz Helen

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