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How to make ANZAC Biscuits

This recipe is based on my recollection of my grandmother's recipe for ANZAC biscuits. A great kiwi tradition, ANZAC biscuits are very easy to make, take about 20-25 minutes from start to finish, and are pretty healthy.

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 60 grams butter (Approximately - this is on the low side - go up to 125 grams if you like butter)
  • 1&1/2 tablespoons of golden syrup.
  • Combine flour, sugar, oats, coconut and raisins in a large bowl and mix em up a bit.

    In a small saucepan, melt butter and golden syrup. Stir mixture so they are combined.

    Put baking soda in a mug, and add enough boiling water to dissolve baking soda (about 2 tablespoons worth).

    Add baking soda solution to butter and golden syrup. Make sure the golden syrup/butter is still hot, but not quite boiling, else it will foam up and over your saucepan. (You want it to foam up, but not too much.) A foamy, hokeypokey type liquid will result. Smells great.

    Pour the contents of the saucepan into the dry ingredients and mix well.

    Place spoonfuls of the mixture on a greased oven tray. Bake at around 180C (350F) for approximately 16 minutes, or until they are light brown. Makes about 18 biscuits.

    NOTE: I usually double the mixture, and sometimes add chopped nuts. You can vary the proportions somewhat - less sugar, more butter etc. Be warned that ANZAC biscuits can be highly addictive.

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