This recipe perfectly sums up the imigrant roots of Australia, and it’s mix and match approach to modern cuisine. These biscuits have their roots at World War I, and were traditionally baked to provide energy for the soldiers by their wives. The recipe is based around an old Scottish recipe, as illustrated by the heavy use of oats. These are traditionally eaten in Australia on 25th of April, which is Anzac Day.
Australian Anzac Biscuits – Ingredients
- 1 Cup of Rolled Oats
- 115g (4.1 oz) Plain Flour
- 150g (5.3 oz) Butter (unsalted).
- 75g (2.6 oz) Dessicated Coconut
- 200g (7 0z) Sugar
- 1 tbsp Boiling Water
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
Australian Anzac Biscuits Recipe – Method
1. Preheat oven to 185c (365 degrees f).
2. Combine all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, then mix in both the Bicarbonate of Soda and the water.
4. Add these ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add enough milk to form a pliable dough like consistency.
5. Form small balls, and then flatten these against a lightly greased baking tray. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until golden brown.