I haven't participated in Weekend Cooking which is hosted by Beth from Beth Fish Reads before. I am not sure how regularly I will participate but over the last few weeks I have been trying quite a few new recipes so I might post something every now and again.
Last week I posted about Anzac Day. Depending on which version of the tradition around their creation you subscribe to, these biscuits were either first made during WWI by soldiers using the available ingredients they had in the trenches, or the more likely story is that they were originally made by the wives of soldiers and sent to them, and would still be edible when they arrived due to the ingredients that they are made from.
Last Monday was the first time I ever made these, and I was really surprised at how easy they were to make, and how tasty they are, and my son really enjoyed making them with me!
This recipe comes from Taste.com.au
* 1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1/2 cup caster sugar
* 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
* 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle
* 150g unsalted butter, chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat oven to 170°C. Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine. In a small saucepan place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the butter has fully melted. Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to the golden syrup mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non stick baking paper, pressing down on the tops to flatten slightly. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.