ANZAC Biscuits Recipe

(Makes around 50 biscuits)

A New Zealand classic. The tradition goes that during the First World War, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers were sent these from home as they keep for ages.
3/4 cup plain flour
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/3 cups coconut
3/4 cup sugar
100g butter
1/3 cup Tart Apple Syrup
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
Preheat oven to 180 C
In a large bowl combine flour, rolled oats, coconut, and sugar and make a well in the middle. Melt butter and apple syrup in a small saucepan.

In a separate small bowl, add boiling water to baking soda then pour into butter and apple syrup It will foam and then should be poured into the dry ingredients.

Mix well.

Place teaspoon-size balls on a cold, greased tray with a little space in-between to allow for spreading.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until dark golden brown.

While still warm, remove to a cooling rack with a spatula.
Other good things to add to ANZAC biscuits:
Chopped nuts, walnuts, macadamia or pecan nuts.
Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chopped dried apricots, chocolate chips.