ANZAC BISCUITS: These simple and delicious biscuits are traditionally made to commemorate Anzac Day.
ANZAC BISCUITS: These simple and delicious biscuits are traditionally made to commemorate Anzac Day. Alison Paterson

Anzac biscuits a recipe for remembrance

BAKING a batch of Anzac Biscuits on April 24 is a tradition in my home.

Getting out the ingredients, sifting the flour, sliding the trays into the oven and enjoying the fragrance as the biscuits bake are part of the experience.

It's also a good time to reflect on the amazing service and sacrifice made by some many mean and women in our defence forces and associated organisations such as the RSL, Red Cross, Legacy and CWA who support these amazing people.

While the Australian War Memorial has many different recipes, some of which contain coconut, my family does not use this ingredient.

But no matter the ingredients, it's a great recipe for remembrance.

So go ahead and bake some for your family and friends.

Ingredients

2 Cups (180g) rolled oats

1 Cup (250g) sugar

1 1/2 Cups (230g) SR flour sifted

250g of melted butter

2 Tablespoons of golden syrup

2 Tablespoons of boiling water

2 Teaspoons of bicarb soda

Method

Turn on your oven to 160

Mix oats, sugar and flour in a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

Combine golden syrup and boiling water then add bicarb soda and melted butter and mix thoroughly as it fizzes.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and add wet mixture and combine well.

Wear disposable gloves or use a small spoon to scoop and place small balls of mixture on a tray lined with baking paper. Flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.

Bake in oven until golden brown - about 10 minutes.

Cool on tray then gently slide off paper onto a wire airer.

Enjoy.


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