Thank you to Sheryl Knowles for posting a recipe for Anzac Biscuits on the “1940s Experiment Facebook Page” …
Anzac biscuits are a sweet biscuit popular with the Australia New Zealand Army Corps during WWI and 2 and remain popular today in both countries. It was said wives and girlfriends sent these cookies to their husbands and lovers because the ingredients didn’t spoil and therefore would still be edible when received.
These were DELICIOUS! Once again I couldn’t stop at one or two, I ate 5 and simply ate those with a cup of tea and a piece of fruit for my tea.
These are so easy to make!
- 1 cup/150 g of plain flour (I used wholewheat/meal)
- 1 cup/220 g of sugar
- 1 cup/90 g of desiccated coconut
- 1 cup/100 g of rolled oats
- 125 g of butter/margarine
- 1 tablespoon (2 tablespoons in North America) of golden syrup or treacle
- 2 tablespoons of boiling water
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- Mix the flour, sugar, oats and coconut together
- Mix the syrup/treacle and butter together and warm gently until thoroughly mixed.
- Mix the boiling water and bicarbonate of soda together and add to the syrup/butter mixture and mix in well
- Add the wet mix into the dry mix and bind together
- Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto a lightly greased tray or parchment paper and cook for 10 minutes at 180C until golden brown all over
- Remove and leave to cool for 10 minutes before placing on a wire rack to finish cooling