ANZAC Day is a little different for us all this year, there is no coming together for traditional dawn services, watching epic sports clashes or drinks with family and friends to commemorate. However the sentiment remains the same, it is a day to remember and honour those who have fought, served and died on behalf of Australia and New Zealand for over 100 years.
For those not familiar with this Southern Hemisphere memorial day, baking ANZAC biscuits is a annual tradition, these warm, buttery, oaty cookies symbolise hope, mateship and pride. Our recipe is a traditional recipe, using golden syrup and oats (though you could replace with maple syrup). They are so simple to make and are universally loved, today and every other day of the year.
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
1 cup plain flour
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup golden syrup
2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp bi-carb soda
1. Pre-heat oven to 160C (325F). Mix together plain flour, coconut flakes, rolled oats, shredded coconut and salt.
2. In a saucepan heat golden syrup and butter until melted. Remove from heat.
3. Mix hot water and bi-carb soda together and add to butter mix, stir through and add to dry ingredients.
4. On an oven tray lined with baking paper, spoon tablespoons of the mix on to tray, leaving a space of 2 inches between each biscuit (ele tip: they will spread!).
5. Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!