It's actually quite by accident that I am blogging ANZAC biscuits the same week that ANZAC Day falls.
I was hunting down a quick bake after school one day this week and oddly, when I reached to open my cook book cupboard, by pure chance, an ANZAC biscuit recipe floated down to the floor! I gave it a quick glance before realising the appropriateness of baking these right now and even publishing it on ANZAC Day itself. Just perfect!
Better yet, All the ingredients for this bake were already in my cupboard!
ANZAC biscuits are something I have not baked in so long. They're truly easy and fabulously tasty though, so we'll definitely be making these more often from now on. They're very economical too and are easy enough to involve kids in the making process. If you're after an easy-bake option that's healthy too, (for kids to make), I don't think you could go wrong with these at all.
Plain, simple baking.
ANZAC Biscuit Recipe: (Makes 24 Biscuits.)
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 cup of rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 a cup of margarine
Approximately 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 tablespoons of hot water and 1/2 a teaspoon of bicarb soda
Preheat oven to 160 C.
In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well together.
In a heat-proof jug, combine the margarine and golden syrup and heat in a microwave on medium high for approximately a minute until both are melted.
In a measuring cup, combine the boiling water and the bicarb soda together.
Pour the melted butter and golden syrup into the dry ingredients, followed by the bicarb / water mixture and stir to mix into a sticky dough.
On baking paper lined biscuit trays, drop heaped-teaspoon size balls of dough. Shape gently into round biscuits with your fingers and gently pat them down slightly flat.
Depending on your oven, bake for approximately 15 minutes. (Always stay close when baking biscuits, especially biscuits containing golden syrup. High sugar content can lead to burn.)
When sufficiently golden, remove from the oven and allow each batch to cool in the tray for around 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
When completely cool, store your batch in an airtight container.
ANZAC biscuits are a very popular choice with kids. They're high in fibre, naturally sweet and packed with goodness. They also pack well in lunchboxes. For toddlers, they're a super alternative to expensive bars from the supermarket. My kids think these biscuits are fantastic.
When did you last bake ANZAC biscuits?
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