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Anzac biscuits are popular in Australia and New Zealand and have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. Apparently these biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.

These are really healthy cookies to have whilst burning the midnight oil studying for exams (in moderation of course). The recipe comes from my favourite blog. My picture does not show how good they are.

Ingredients for 20-25 cookies:

  • 85 g of oats
  • 85 g coconut
  • 100 g flour
  • 70 g powder sugar
  • 100 g melted butter
  • 1 table spoon of golden syrup or honey
  • 1 flat tea spoon of sodium bicarbonate

Put oats, coconut, flour and sugar into a bowl, combine well.  In a small pot melt the butter and add the golden syrup/honey, stir, do not boil! In a separate bowl mix sodium bicarbonate with 2 spoons of hot water and add it to the butter-syrup mixture. Mix it all together. Add the wet part to the dry and combine well.

From the mass make balls of walnut size, place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and, using your palms, squash the top a little. Make sure there is enough space between cookies because they tend to get bigger during baking.

Bake in a preheated oven (180 Celsius) for 8-10 minutes. They will brown quite quickly so watch them closely.

Allow to cool before eating as they are initially very soft straight out of the oven.