Little Box Brownie: Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

The 25th of April is ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand, it is the day we as nations remember our fallen soldiers.
The ANZAC's (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) landed in Gallipoli in World War One, on the 25th of April 1915, to try to take the Gallipoli peninsular in order to open it up for the allied forces. They were met with strong resistance and the campaign lasted for 8 months. The attempt failed and the troops where eventually pulled out, not before thousands of lives where lost.
ANZAC day marks the first major battle undertaken by New Zealand and Australia, and remains the day we remember those who lost their lives.

It is said that this next recipe ANZAC biscuits were baked by the wife's of the soldiers because of there longevity, they would take months to get to the soldiers and had to last the journey to the troops. This recipe is my Great Aunt Joyce's and is delicious. I have added the ice cream in the middle for something a bit different, its up to you, they are great on their own and a great staple to have about the house.


ANZAC Biscuits

1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
125g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Pre heat the oven to 180C

Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut into a bowl, and stir to combine. Place the butter golden syrup and water into a saucepan and heat on a medium heat until the butter has melted and the ingredients combined. Remove from the heat and stir through the baking soda. Stir through the dry ingredients until the mixture is combined. Roll into balls and place on a tray, press down with a fork and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. 

Makes 20