Name the biscuit that Australian soldiers ate during WWI

We have started our Co-op series of “FOOD AROUND THE WORLD“.  The girls and I 20130930-175116.jpgthought we would start off by showing everyone how to make a yummy treat, Anzac biscuits.  We have never tasted these before today but the girls say they are really good. They also worked on their facts for tomorrow, which all the girls are going to do a travel video about Australia.  We are also going to do a craft from Australia and watch a couple of documentaries.  The girls are very excited!!

Anzac Biscuits

anzac biscuits

An Anzac Biscuits is a sweet biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand.  They were made by soldiers wives to send to the men fighting abroad during WWI.  The ingredients did not spoil easily and could withstand the long transport to the soldiers.  They were referred to as “Anzac wafers” or “Anzac tiles” because of they are very hard and tacky and had a long shelf life and were sometimes used as a bread substitute.

Name the biscuit that Australian soldiers loved during WWI
Recipe Type: cookie/biscuit
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Serves: 30 cookies
Anzac Biscuits
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup quaker oats
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp dark corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. microwave butter for 1 minute – to melt butter
  3. mix dry ingredients together in large bowl (oats, coconut, flour, and sugar)
  4. boil water – add baking soda
  5. add melted butter and corn syrup
  6. pour over dry ingredients and mix well
  7. spray the baking sheet with cooking spray
  8. drop teaspoon size balls on the sheet
  9. cook for 15 to 20 minutes
  10. ** we found 15 min works best – makes them a little chewer **




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Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.