Small Talk

ANZAC biscuits

ANZAC DAYのことは聞いたことがあるかもしれません
ANZACは、Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.の略で、ガリポリの戦いに参加した兵士達はANZACsと呼ばれ1916年に正式に4月25日がANZAC DAYとされるようになった。
オーストラリア、ニュージーランドでは4月25日にANZAC biscuitsを食べるのですが、今年はKirsten先生がたくさん作って持ってきてくれました。



  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats (regular oatmeal) uncooked
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


  • Combine the flour (sifted), oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl.

  • Melt the butter and Golden Syrup (or honey) in a saucepan over a low heat..

  • Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter and Golden Syrup.

  • Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well.

  • Spoon dollops of mixture, about the size of a walnut shell, onto a greased tin leaving as much space again between dollops to allow for spreading.

  • Bake in a moderate oven, 180C / 350F, for 15-20 minutes.

  • Cool on a wire rack and seal in airtight containers.


  • The American tablespoon is a little smaller than the British tablespoon, so be generous with your Golden Syrup (or Honey) and Water.

  • If you have any thoughts of keeping the biscuits for any length of time I suggest you keep them in a padlocked container!

For a little variety you may wish to add 2 teaspoons of ginger spice or even Wattle Seeds, a recent addition but don't ask me where to get them.

Mmmm, ANZAC Biscuits.