Anzac Biscuits

Anzac is a word for a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps from 1914 to 1918.
Anzac Day (25th of April) is when Australia and New Zealand commemorate all the men and women who served and died whilst serving their countries. It marks the first major action fought by Australian and New Zealand troops during the First World War. Anzac biscuits were made by the women at home and sent to the soldiers abroad because the biscuits keep well and they do not spoil easily.

100g sugar
100g butter or margarine
1 tbsp golden syrup
85g porridge oats
85g dessicated coconut
100g Holgate flour
1 teasp bicarbonate of soda

Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C. Line a baking tray with parchment.
Heat the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan until sugar is melted.
Take the pan off the heat.
Add the flour, oats, coconut and bicarbonate of soda. Stir well.
Form small balls in your bands (just a bit bigger than a golf ball) and place on the baking tray. Press down the tops to flatten.
Cook for 8-10 mins or until golden brown.

Lesley Jones