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“ANZAC biscuits are a sweet biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand, made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation.”

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

WELL well well – as per my current aim to up the homemade … I followed a very basic recipe (on the back of the dessicated coconut packet!) but with a few alterations:

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup dessicated coconut
2 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp boiling water
75g (approx.) butter (that’s about 1/4 of a normal size block – because it’s all we had left)
3-5 tbsp Virgin Almond Oil …

We didn’t have enough butter left and are clean out of olive oil – so given the option of vegetable oil or almond oil, I chose the latter. I did a quick google search to see if it would fly and there was general consensus that this would be an excellent substitute. The recipe had also said 1tbsp of golden syrup and 1 cup of sugar but I was loathe to put that much sugar in …

Preheated oven 150 degrees c for 15-20 mins … and if you’re a first time baker, remember to cool them on a rack after you’ve taken them out.

Result? Amazingly, delicious!! Next time will experiment with making them a bit better for you 🙂

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