Every year on April 25th is ANZAC Day for New Zealanders and Australians alike (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). On this very special day, there are cookies which we make, which were once the very biscuits which were sent from home to our soldiers fighting on the frontline in Gallipoli.
Baking with kids can be really fun, and also rewarding for them (not to mention you get a treat at the end of it!) Below is a simple recipe for baking Anzac biscuits with the kids. Bake some Anzac biscuits this year, enjoy the treat at the end.
- 85g porridge oat
- 85g desiccated coconut
- 100g plain flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and golden syrup mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the dry ingredients.
Put dessert spoonfuls of the mixture onto buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart to allow room for spreading. Bake in batches for 8-10 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.