Chewy Anzac biscuit recipe

ANZAC 18/04/2017

Honour Anzac Day with a modern take on the biscuits soldiers ate while fighting on the front lines in World War One.

Originally called Soldiers' Biscuits until 1920, the original recipe was based on something hard, nutritious and crispy that could survive the journey by sea, and still remain edible by the time it reached the soldiers during World War One. The modern version of the Aussie Kiwi biscuit is chewy and contains more delicious coconut.

50g plain flour
50g rolled oats
50g coconut (feel free to use the long thredded variety)
100g Caster sugar
75g butter
3 Tablespoon golden syrup - (the secret key ingredient!)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Sift flour and add to all other dry ingredients except baking soda.

2. Melt the butter and golden syrup together and remove from heat.

3. Mix baking soda with 1 tablespoon water and blend in the with the butter and syrup mixture.

4.Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until its all nice and gloopy.

5. Spoon onto a greased oven tray and bake in the centre of the oven for 20 mins at 150C.

6. Cool on a wire rack and then brew yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!