It all started at 1am on the 25th April 1915. Thirty six rowing boats towed by twelve steamers landed the first troops at Ari Burnu, renamed Anzac Cove in what was to become known as the Gallipoli campaign. Over 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders died at Gallipoli. With courage and bravery they fought for peace.
The original army biscuit issued to the troops was so hard it was nearly inedible! However the story goes that wives, mothers and girlfriends heard about these biscuits and a new delicious recipe was reinvented that was more sweeter, nourishing and did not spoil during the long voyage to reach the soldiers. The Anzac biscuit was born!
- • 1 cup rolled oats
- • 1 cup plain flour
- • 1 cup sugar
- • 1 cup desiccated coconut
- • Pinch of salt
- • 100g unsalted butter
- • 1 heap tbsp. golden syrup
- • 1 tsp. carbonate of soda
- • 2 tbsp. warm water
- 1. Line a tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 160.
- 2. Mix oats, flour, sugar, coconut and salt in a large bowl
- 3. In a saucepan heat butter and golden syrup together until melted.
- 4. Add carbonate of soda to butter mixture and stir. The mixture will become frothy.
- 5. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine.
- 6. Using a teaspoon drop round balls of the mixture onto the tray. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. (The longer you cook them the crunchier they will become).