How to make amazing ANZAC buscuits

ANZAC Day is held in both Australia and New Zealand each year on the 25th of April to commemorate the end of the World War 1. Traditionally, Australians make ANZAC biscuits on the 25th April to share with families on this special day. 

First made in 1915, these little beauties were made by families at home and posted to soldiers overseas at the battle front. ANZAC biscuits are very hard and were designed to last a long time during their travel to soldiers who would crush them up and eat them as porridge. 

There are many traditional recipes for making ANZAC biscuits but this one will make your biscuits a little less hard than normally and taste amazing!

1 cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Rolled Oats
3/4 cup of Coconut
100 grams Reduced Fat Margarine
1 1/2 tbls Golden Syrup
1 tsp Bi Carb Soda
1 tsp Hot water

Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl.
Place the remaining ingredients in a glass jug and pop into the microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes until the butter has melted.
Mix all the ingredients together and roll into balls. Add 1 tbsp of water if dry. 
Place onto a baking tray and bake for 180 degrees for about 15 minutes until golden.

Makes 18 biscuits. 

You may also enjoy reading the fantastic picture book ANZAC Biscuits by Phil Cummings and Owen Swan. A moving story that compares the life of a little girl preparing biscuits for her father and his life on the front line. 

When discussing commemorations and celebrations with your students (click here to see what the difference is between the two) it's great fun to make some ANZAC biscuits with your students so they can get some hands-on learning with their HASS subject. 

You will find the complete recipe for ANZAC biscuits plus a method recount activity in the ANZAC Day Activity Pack. 

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