|During the First World War women
at home wanted to send a tasty and healthy treat to
their soldiers who were fighting overseas.
It took a long time for food to reach the soldiers
because it had to be sent by ship. There were no fridges on these ships.
So the women had to find a recipe for biscuits that would still be OK
to eat 2 months after they had been baked!
They came up with a Scottish recipe that used:
rolled oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup, baking soda
and boiling water. The rolled oats help to give you energy. Instead
of using golden syrup they could have used eggs, but the eggs would have
gone off! Eggs are used in biscuits to make them stick together.
Lots of groups of people made ANZAC biscuits to
send to the soldiers, including church groups and schools. They would
pack the biscuits into air tight tins to stop them from going soggy.
In World War 2 they didn't make so many biscuits,
why do you think this would be? ANZAC biscuits are yummy, try making some!
This recipe comes from the New Zealand
1 cup coconut
1/2 teaspoon Bicarb of Soda
1 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1. Mix together flour, sugar, coconut and rolled
2. Melt butter and golden syrup.
3. Dissolve Bicarb Soda in boiling water and
add to butter and golden syrup.
3. Make a well in the centre of the flour, stir
in the liquid.
4. Place spoonfuls on a greased tray.
5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius
/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.