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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe, sharing a piece of Australian History.

To commemorate this significant day of history, I thought I would share this iconic recipe. Anzac biscuits originated in World War 1. It was claimed that wives of the soldiers sent this sweet crispy biscuits to their loved ones serving in war. The combined ingredients don't spoil easily and stay fresh during naval transport.

Ingredients: 1 cup desiccated coconut
                    1 cup brown sugar
                    1 cup rolled oats
                    1 cup plain flour
                    1/2 cup butter
                    3 Tbs golden syrup
                    1/2 Tsp bicarb soda

            Preheat oven to 180degrees Celcius(160 fan forced). Combine coconut, brown sugar, rolled oats, and flour in a mixing bowl. Melt butter and golden syrup in a large saucepan over low heat. Mix bicarb soda with boiling water and stir into melted mixture, and then pour into the centre of the dry ingredients. Mix to a moist but firm consistency.
Create a small rounded teaspoons of mixture and place it on greased biscuit tray or you can use baking paper. Pressed the mixture with a fork to flatten the ball.
Bake for 15 minutes, cool on a wire rack. You can store them in an airtight container(if there's any leftovers).

Thank you all for stopping by. Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

 This teapot tells a lot of history, it belonged to my husband's grandad which was handed down to his mum and now in his care. There's nothing like sipping a sweet brew of history right under your nose.

I've cut sprigs of rosemary from the garden to make a little boquet of remembrance.


  1. Hi Aida,
    thats a pretty tea post. Your pottery is really beautiful. I love the historic tea pot and the charming cake plate. And the cookies look really yummy, too. Thank you for sharing this all.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Your historic tea pot is lovely.

    I live in California and have a friend named Anzac. Everyone always asks him about his name. A distant relative was in the ANZAC so unlike most people not from Australia or New Zealand, I actually know about the ANZAC.

    I look forward to coming back and reading more.

  3. Thank you Johanna. ANZAC biscuits are crispy perfect accompaniment to a pot of Earl Grey tea.

    Thank you for stopping by.

  4. Hi Aida,

    Your sweet little tea setting is charming! The ANZAC biscuits look scrumptious, especially on that earthy blue platter. Thank you for sharing the history behind them and the lovely photos!

    Poppy :)

  5. These cookies look divine! I hope I can find some desiccated coconut, as all we have in our stores is moist flaked coconut. I guess I could dry some in the oven and grind it up in my food processor. Oh, and a good friend of mine had a lovely tea party last fall (I know, our seasons are backward from yours, as we are now entering our summer in another week or so.) Anyway, the good friend lives 150 miles away near the California coast. She had eight ladies for tea, and had Lady Grey Tea, which is now my most favorite tea! it is more light in flavor than Earl Grey, and it is by Twinnings, of course! (And my friend had other teas too and too many goodies to eat! We were SO full after that tea luncheon!); BUT... it only takes one tea bag to make a nice, full pot of Lady Grey tea, so the tea steeps very nicely. I have always been a tea drinker, I'm not a coffee drinker. And I love tea and cookies! Just rattling on here...Hee! Hee!
    Thank you for sharing this special cookie recipe.

    1. Hi Teresa, with this recipe you can use either desiccated or flakes coconut. It will have the same crunch and texture. I think dehydrated coconut would be fresher and with more flavour in it. I hope you can try the recipe as it is really crunchy and tasty.

      I'm a tea drinker too, I don't like coffee that much. I couldn't agree with you more about Lady Grey, I have developed an acquired taste for it. I think t has a hint of bergamot in it.

      Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a good week.