Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Anzac Biscuit recipe

Happy World Thinking Day
My daughter's brownie girl scout troop celebrated World Thinking Day by having every girl bring in a sample of a food or drink from their choice of country. My daughter requested I make these sweet biscuits from Australia. It was nice that I had all the ingredients on hand and it only took about 30 minutes to finish them. The girls and parents liked them so much that they even asked me to email them the recipe.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. During my research I read about how these biscuits were sent to soldiers during WWI because they don't spoil easily. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANZAC_biscuit

Australian Anzac Biscuits
Ingredients:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of coconut
1 cup of rolled oats
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
2-3 tablespoons of honey (or golden syrup)
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tablespoon water
Preparation:
Heat the oven to 350F. Line or grease 2 baking trays.
In a small saucepan melt the butter over a medium heat. (Or microwave until melted.) Add the honey, baking soda, & water to the butter and stir well. Set aside.
Mix together the flour, oats, sugar, coconut, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add the melted butter mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. The finished dough will be crumbly.
Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into small balls and flatten between the palms of your hands. Place dough on baking tray.
Bake the biscuits for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them sit on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
Remove the biscuits from the tray and cool on a wire rack.
Yield: 20-24 biscuits
Store biscuits in an airtight container.

*Disclosure: This recipe was adapted from other recipes, including the website here.