We even have a special biscuit for this occasion- what Americans would call a cookie. It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation. They are also very yummy!
My son and I baked these together this morning, hence the messy bench in the pictures.
To make the biscuits, you will need:
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C (320 degrees F). Line trays with baking paper.
Sift flour into a large bowl.
Stir in oats, coconut and brown sugar.
Melt butter, golden syrup and water over medium heat.
Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. (This step always gets my preschooler excited as the ingredients froth up and it can become a great science lesson!)
Combine butter mixture with flour mixture.
Roll mixture into balls and place on the trays. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Set aside to cool then enjoy.
These biscuits will keep well in an airtight container, and are great with a cup of tea.
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