Grandee's ANZAC biscuits
This is one of my grandmother's recipes, and I like to think there's something rather fitting about ANZAC bikkies baked by a Kiwi lady who now lives in Australia.
2c rolled oats
2c plain flour
2c brown sugar (Grandee recommends firmly packed, but I think they're sweet enough already)
1c coconut (either desiccated or shredded is fine)
4 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons warm water, mixed with one small tsp bi-carb soda
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees (or 160 fan forced)
- Melt butter and syrup in a large saucepan
- Stir in bi-carb/water - Add oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Mix well.
Plonk onto the tray in teaspoon-sized heaps. You can roll into balls if you like, but they usually melt into a round-ish blob as they cook. Be sure to space them out, or they'll join together.
Bake until they are golden (usually about 15-20 minutes). If you like them chewy, pull them out a little earlier, or leave in longer for a crunchier treat.
Tip #1- If mixture seems too dry after all ingredients are combined, just add in a little extra water Tip #2 - These bikkies freeze beautifully. I put half in the freezer to ration them out a little, otherwise everyone gobbles them up very quickly! Serve with love.