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ANZAC Biscuits

1 cup rolled oats (also known as flaked oats)
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Melt butter and syrup in a
saucepan, add soda and water, pour over dry ingredients. Mix well.

Drop pieces the size of walnuts onto greased trays, leaving room
for them to spread to about 2 1/2 inches.

Cook about 15 minutes in a slow oven, until a golden brown.

When taken from the oven biscuits are very soft, so leave on the
tray for one minute, then cool on a wire rack till crisp.

I had it in mind to post this recipe just before Anzac Day (25
April). To the best of my knowledge, these biscuits earned their
name because they were a favoured item in food parcels sent by
families to Australian troops serving overseas in WW2. The biscuit
is nourishing, keeps well, isn't reduced to crumbs through rough
handling, and can be softened by a dunking in hot tea. (Though
personally I prefer ice-cold creamy milk.)


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Anzac Biscuits, November 10, 2004 - 11:50 PM
Reviewer: Lori from Cornfields of Iowa
I got this recipe from an Aussie. We made them on Anzac day in honour of the troops. My girls just love these cookies and have taken them to youth group which they get devoured. If they turn out too runny, you may have used margarine instead of butter. Doesn't work. Just add a bunch more flour and oatmeal. Golden Syrup, use honey.

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about hte biscuits, November 10, 2004 - 11:51 PM
Reviewer: Lori from Iowa
The Aussies call cookies biscuits. That can be a bit confusing.

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Anzac Biscuits, March 27, 2004 - 01:46 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Wisconsin USA
I thought they were very good. They looked terrible but they were actually wonderful. Very easy to prepare. My daughter brought them to school for a WWII report because they were sold as fundraisers for return soldiers in Australia and New Zealand. The kids loved them.

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