Childhood ANZAC Biscuits


Growing up in New Zealand, I learnt to bake (and cook) from my mum's well loved Edmonds Cookery Book (New Zealand's cooking bible). First published in 1907 the Edmonds Cookery Book has fed generations of NZ families. In the spirt of ANZAC Day, I am sharing my childhood recipe for ANZAC biscuits straight out of the Edmonds Cookery Book (taking out the NZ brand'd be hard pressed to find these in AU).

ANZAC Biscuits

1/2 cup standard plain flour

1/3 cup of sugar

2/3 cup coconut

3/4 cup rolled oats

50g butter

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons boiling water

Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats. Melt butter and golden syrup. Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup. Stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients. Place level tablespoonsful of mixture onto cold greased trays. Bake at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Makes 20