Today is ANZAC Day in Australia, the official day of remembrance for the country's war dead.
As we have written about the day several times before, I thought I would post a recipe for ANZAC biscuits instead. These are delicious, but unfortunately I can't make them at the moment because I would only be able to bake one at a time in our mini oven. I didn't make the ones in the picture either. I bought them from the Tuross baker's when we were in Australia at Christmas time.
I copied the recipe from the back of a bag of flour I found in Fran's house (where we house sat), and it comes from the Country Women's Association. (In the UK the equivalent of the CWA is the Women's Institute, but I have no idea what the North American or French equivalents are.)
1 cup plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease oven trays.
- Combine flour, sugar, rolled oats and coconut.
- Melt butter and golden syrup.
- Add bicarb to boiling water and mix into butter mixture.
- Stir into the dry ingredients.
- Form the dough into large marble sized balls and drop onto trays, allowing generous room for spreading.
- Bake for 10 minutes until light golden brown.
- Cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
PS Today is also Souvenir des Déportés in France, which commemorates the French men and women who were deported as forced labour, interned or sent to concentration camps during the Second World War.