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    ANZAC Biscuits

    I have a recipe for these yummy biscuits, but first I would ramble a little about the origins of them.

    25th April marks the anniversary of ANZAC day. The Australia & New Zealand Army Corps, as they were known, landed in Gallipoli, Turkey, on this day in 1915. From the heroic - if ill-fated -deeds of our Aussie and Kiwi diggers came the ANZAC legends - as well as the biscuits.

    These biscuits became a welcome addition to the basic rations which were issued to our soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.

    It was the mothers, wives and sweethearts at home who baked these treats for the soldiers overseas, as well as for sale to raise funds for the war effort.

    Now for the recipe:

    The ingredients are measured in metric

    1 cup rolled oats
    3/4 cup coconuts
    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup sugar (I used organic black sugar - similar to brown)
    2 tablespoons boiling water
    1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda
    125 grams butter
    1 tablespoon golden syrup (maple in this instance)

    Combine rolled oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut. Combine butter and golden syrup in saucepan, stir over low heat until butter has melted. Mix soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture, stir into dry ingredients. Spoon heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture on to greased oven trays; allow room for spreading.

    Bake in slow overn 20 minutes (around 150 D celcius). Loosen on trays while warm, then cool on trays.

    Makes about 35 biscuits.
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