It wasn’t until I started Home Front cooking that I figured out how to make decent GF cookies/biscuits. As with most things GF, they tended to crumble, and I had the hardest time getting them off the pan. For some reason though, the Home Front cookies convert to GF quite easily, and yes they still crumble, but not nearly as much.
So, I am happy to share this MoF recipe for anzac biscuits, with the caveat that I have never actually had a “real” anzac biscuit, so I don’t know how close these GF ones are to the real deal. They work for me though, so I’ll share.
Cream 1/2 c margarine with 1/3 c sugar and 1 TBL golden syrup or honey. Beat in 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, then 2/3 c GF flour. In a separate bowl, whisk 1 tsp baking soda with 2 TBL hot water, and then beat mightily into the flour/butter/sugar mixture so that it turns fluffy. Add in 2 c of rolled oats and mix thoroughly. If not stiff, add in another 1/4 c of oats.
Drop by rounded tablespoon on a greased baking tray, then flatten them with the bottom of a glass. These won’t rise or spread, so make sure that they are the size and shape you want.
Bake at 375 F/ 190 C/ Gas Mark 5 until golden brown, about 20 minutes.