The company that usually makes Anzac biscuits for Anzac Day, Unibic, was in danger of going into receivership. Luckily, a patriotic Aussie stepped in and injected enough funds into the company to enable it to continue in business.
The company has been making Anzac biscuits since the 1950’s, and a portion of the income from each biscuit sold is donated to the RSL.
We are happy that the company has survived.
But how about we all make a batch of biscuits for sale on Anzac Day to raise money for our veterans?
Why not use a little imagination and add special extras to make them taste even better too. How about adding a little cinnamon? Or use molasses instead of golden syrup or treacle? Grind up some nuts and add them to the mix.
They are really easy to make. Follow this recipe, or use your own.
- 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.