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Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Looking for an easy ANZAC biscuits recipe? Learn how to make ANZAC biscuits using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by katherin

Makes 24 servings



During World War 1, the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the Australian soldiers were concerned for the nutritional value of the food being supplied to their men. Here was a problem. Any food they sent to the fighting men had to be carried in the ships of the Merchant Navy. Most of these were lucky to maintain a speed of ten knots (18.5 kilometers per hour). Most had no refrigerated facilities, so any food sent had to be able to remain edible after periods in excess of two months. A body of women came up with the answer - a biscuit with all the nutritional value possible. The basis was a Scottish recipe using rolled oats. These oats were used extensively in Scotland, especially for a heavy porridge that helped counteract the extremely cold climate.

Recipe Ingredients for ANZAC biscuits

1 cup Wheat Flour, White, All-purpose, Enriched, Bleached
1 cup Rolled Oats
85 grams Coconut Meat, Dried (Desiccated), Not Sweetened
1 cup, unpacked Sugars, Brown
125 grams Butter
2 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup
1 tsp Baking Powder

Recipe Directions for ANZAC biscuits

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.

  2. Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.

  3. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.

  4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.

  5. Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  6. Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.

Categories

Dessert, Snacks, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 24.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.8g
10%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
47mg
2%
Potassium
34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
14.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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