Anzac Day is an important time for us to come together, and to honour the contributions of our Aussie and New Zealand veterans and service members.
Now it wouldn't be the same without a few Anzac Biscuits, so I've decided to share my Easy Anzac Bikkie Recipe. Not only do these yummy goodies use ingredients from Aussie Farmers but they are also a ripper idea for some fun in the kitchen with the kiddies.
Do you know what the significance behind the Anzac Biscuit is?
Sometimes known as “Soldier’s biscuits”, the Anzac Bikkie came to be during World War 1. These delicious biscuits were sent to Aussie overseas forces because of the ingredients which were accessible, easy to cook and kept well.
Can you name the secret ingredient?
Our popular golden Anzac bikkies are unique thanks to the yummy taste and texture of rolled-oats!
A few fun facts about OATS!
1. Oats are a whole-grain food, they are usually yellow and look like flat, irregular, textured discs
2. You might find oats in recipes like oatmeal or porridge, muffins and muesli bars. Today, oat milk is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative milk option
3. Oats are very nutritious – being rich in carbs and fibre, and higher in protein and fat than other grains. They are also high in many vitamins and minerals
4. Oats are produced in Australia for three main purposes: milling oats for human consumption, as grain feed for livestock and for hay production
5. Oats can be grown across the winter cropping regions of all states of Australia
6. Australia produces about 1.3 million tonnes of oat grain annually, 20% of this is exported as oats for human consumption
George's Easy Anzac Bikkie Recipe!
*This recipe should make 15 bikkies, which will keep in an airtight container for a few days
You will need:
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 70gm of toasted rolled oats
- 130gm of brown sugar
- 1/3 cup of dessicated coconut
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- 150gm of butter, melted and cooled
- 2tbsp of golden syrup
1. Preheat oven to 170C.
2. Grease your oven trays and then line them with baking paper
3. Combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar & coconut in a bowl with ¼ tsp of sea salt
4. Add the melted butter and golden syrup to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine
5. Roll the mixture into small balls of dough and place 5cm apart on the trays. Flatten the balls slightly using the back of a spoon
6. Pop the bikkies in the oven and bake until golden (around 14-18 minutes)
7. Cool briefly on the trays before serving