Anzac biscuits 

Originally called "soldier's biscuits", the biscuit that has come to be referred to as ANZAC was popular to send to soldiers during the first World War because it was a hard, durable food that travelled well by sea. Still popular, there are several Anzac biscuit recipes around, including this one:

NZDF April 2007, Anzac Biscuits.

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup wholemeal flour
½ cup sugar
¾ cup coconut
125 grams butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
½ tsp baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

Combine rolled oats, flour, coconut and sugar. Combine butter and golden syrup and microwave until melted.  Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter mixture, stir into dry ingredients Place teaspoon lots on a greased tray, roll into ball shapes and press to flatten (about 12 per tray). Bake at 170 Celsius for 20 minutes.  Cool on trays.  Makes about 35 biscuits.

This page was last reviewed on 4 March 2014, and is current.