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October 20, 2007

ANZAC Biscuits

D needed to take something for morning tea and was gonna go to the supermarket on the way. I said he'd be as quick making Anzacs, so he tried it and it was probably even quicker! He asked if the recipe was on my blog, and I realised it's not, which is silly cause I proabably use this recipe every week.

Anzacs are an Aussie favourite. They were made by wives and mothers at home during the war to send to the frontline. They don't have eggs so as not to spoil on the long journey, and they are made with ingredients that were available in times of rationing.

The biscuits were cooked till they were really hard and apparantly the some soldiers would grind them up and use them as porridge.

The recipe seems to have deviated, but this version is simple one of the most common version today, but with less sugar.

ANZAC Biscuits

1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1 cup coconut
1 tspn baking powder
1 Tspn golden syrup (treacle will do-but not honey)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix all ingredients briefly. Place small spoonfuls of the mixture on a greased tray and flatten a little with a fork

I often can't be bothered shaping all the biscuits and make it as a slice instead-works well, like muesli bars. Of course, ok for vata and pitta and hopeless for Kapha-sorry guys!

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