Anzac Day is a day of remembrance observed in Australia and New Zealand. It falls on the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli, in Turkey. The day was originally observed to honour the soldiers who died in that conflict, but now commemorates and honours all Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women, past and present, who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
2. Grease two large oven trays; line with baking paper.
3. Stir butter and syrup in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth.
4.Stir in combined soda and the water, then remaining ingredients.
5. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm (2in) apart on lined trays, then flatten slightly.
6. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool biscuits on trays.
1 cup (90g) rolled oats (see tips)
1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (60g) desiccated coconut