Anzac biscuits are a traditional Australian biscuit, originating from war times when a recipe was created for wives and mothers who would send these biscuits to their soldiers. The biscuits needed to be something that wouldn't spoil in transit and that were inexpensive to bake.
Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Grease a baking tray.
Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat.
Dissolve bicarb soda in the boiling water and add to the butter mixture.
Sift in the flour and salt. Add coconut, sugar, rolled oats and vanilla. Stir to combine.
Drop lumps of mixture onto the baking tray (or roll into balls) and bake for 15 minutes. Cool on trays.
Numbers will depend on the size of the biscuit that you make. They will spread slightly when cooking.
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