Anzac biscuits ("anzacs")

Yield: 24 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Rolled oats
¾ cup Desiccated coconut
1 cup Plain flour
1 cup Sugar
125 grams Margarine (or butter)
1 tablespoon Golden syrup
1½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons Boiling water.

This coming Monday (25 April 94) Australia and New Zealand commemorate their war dead on Anzac Day (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps, which were among the first soldiers ashore in the battle at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War I - a 9-month campaign with grievous losses). This day has become our most important national day of remembrance.

Scottish oatmeal biscuits were cooked at home during WWI and sent to the soldiers fighting overseas. After the war, these oat-based biscuits were named Anzac Biscuits when they were made and sold as fund-raisers for returned soldiers.


Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Melt syrup and margarine [butter!] together in a small saucepan. Mix soda with boiling water and add to the syrup and margarine mix. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Place globs (about 1 T each) of the mix onto greased trays, allowing room for spreading while cooking.

Cook for about 30 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius [about 300 F] Cool completely on racks before storing any you might have left :-) ianst@... (Ian Staples)

Recipe By : _The Cairns Post_ 20 April 1994.

From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991 File

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