Friday, July 2, 2010

Anzac Biscuits

Traditionally served on Anzac Day. Originally, these biscuits commemorated the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who perished at Gallipoli in Turkey during WW1. Now, it honors the memories of all servicemen and women of war.

*The original recipe calls for golden syrup, which is difficult to find outside of Australia and England. The closest substitution is dark corn syrup.

makes 2 dozen

1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup shredded coconut
1 cup rolled oats
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ cup butter
4 tablespoon dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda, sugar, coconut, oats, ginger, and salt. Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir the corn syrup and water into the butter. Stir butter/syrup mixture in to the dry ingredients. Drop by the spoonful on to cookie sheets about 2" apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.