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Thursday, April 22, 2010

ANZAC biscuits

Today we made ANZAC biscuits because it is ANZAC day on Sunday. They had butter, coconut, rolled oats, golden syrup, baking soda, white sugar and flour.

In the wars the ANZAC soldiers got these biscuits from their families. They used these ingredients because they last long and it took A LONG TIME to get to them on the ships.

They tasted sweet, some tasted burnt and bitter but others tasted very good.

It was fun making them. It was exciting whan they caught fire in the microwave and we had to cook them outside.

Here is Conrad holding Mrs M-H's fathers war medals.

Here is our recipe.


125g Butter1 tbs Golden Syrup1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda2 tbs boiling Water125g Plain Flour150g Rolled Oats125g Castor Sugar45g Desiccated Coconut

Place the butter and golden syrup in a Pyrex jug and microwave on HIGH(90-100%) for 2 minutes, until the butter melts.Meanwhile mix the bicarbonate of soda with the boiling water and stir it intothe melted butter. Mix thoroughly.Sift the flour into a large bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients. Make a well in thecentre and stir in the butter mixture to form a moist but stiff consistency.Form balls of the biscuit mixture with a teaspoon, place on greaseproof paper andrefrigerate for half an hour.On the flat back of roasting rack place 8 to 9 balls of the biscuit mixture in a circle,leaving 3cm between each. Microwave on MEDIUM-HIGH (70-80%)for 2 ½ minutes. Allow the biscuits to cool for 2-3 minutes before removing.Repeat the procedure until all the mixture is used.Makes 30

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