Have you eaten or heard about the ANZAC biscuits. In the present times, we eat it as a treat or snack. But do you know about the history about the biscuits?
During World War I, wives and girlfriends were worried about the nutritional value of food being supplied to the soldiers. Back then, they didn't have refrigerated facilities like we do now. So they had to create a recipe that could remain edible for last 2 months.
I've been trying to make ANZAC biscuit for a while and no matter which recipe I try, the biscuits always turns out the same. Too dry and crumbles when I touch it.
A friend at work gave me her recipe and told me what I was doing wrong. So now I'm happy to present you with a nice chewy ANZAC biscuit recipe.
Important note: If you are using the new ovens, DON'T heat the oven too hot. I tried 170C (following my friend's recipe) and it dried up the biscuit, it's safer with 140C.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15-25 mins
Serves: About 16 pieces
1 cup - Rolled Oats
1/2 cup - Desiccated coconut
1 cup - Plain flour (shifted)
1/2 tspn - Bi carb soda (2 tspn of hot water to mix in)
1/2 cup Caster Sugar
125g - Butter (don't use unsalted butter)
2 tblspn - golden syrup
If you like your cookies more sweet, you can add in more sugar. You can put in 1 cup of desiccated coconut too! Feel free to experiment =)
1. Mix oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut together
2. Melt syrup and butter together in the microwave or on the stove
3. Mix bi carb soda with boiling water
4. Add melted butter and syrup
5. Add to dry ingredients and mix together
6. Place table spoons of mixture on a tray with baking paper
7. Bake in a slow oven for 20mins. Set oven to 140C fan force or 284 F
8. Stand on tray for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Enjoy baking and let me know how it turned out :)