I discovered the ANZAC biscuit whilst working in a busy little cafe in southern New Zealand. They sat on the front counter by the cash register stacked in a glass jar proudly displaying their name, "ANZAC Biscuits". They caught my eye instantly and sent my taste buds into rampant curiosity. I had to know what they were made of. More importantly, I had to taste one. I offered to bake a batch.
Flour, oats, coconut, butter, water, baking soda and golden syrup. That's it? No spices, vanilla, or dried fruit? Not even an egg? I was beginning to have my doubts.
After what felt like an eternity of mixing, shaping, baking and cooling, it was time to relieve my tastebuds curiosity. Crunchy, buttery oats with a hint of toasted coconut chewiness and a sugary caramel finish. ANZAC's are heart melting, knee weakening bliss.
I bet you can't eat just one!