I'll be visiting my elderly father tomorrow and he loves Anzac biscuits. They are usually made using rolled oats - I can't eat them as I am gluten intolerant so today I experimented and made some very tasty gluten free ones by substituting the rolled oats for rolled quinoa. Yum! It worked!
My family recipe as modified today:
1 cup rolled quinoa, 3/4 cup dessicated coconut, 1 cup plain gluten free flour, 1 cup sugar, 125g butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons Bi Carb Soda, 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup.
Mix quinoa, gf flour, sugar and coconut in large bowl. Meanwhile melt butter with golden syrup together. Mix bi carb soda with 2 tablespoons of boiled water, quickly add to melted butter & syrup (it will foam up) and add to the dry ingredients. Roll spoonfuls into balls, place on trays, press down gently with fork. Place on greased or lined trays in a slow oven (140 deg C fan forced) for approx 20 minutes. Try to let them cool before you eat them :^)
Here is an image for Linda Starr of Blue Starr Gallery who asked about the Aussie favourite, Golden Syrup. Linda it is made from Sugar Cane with some water added. I guess similar to Molasses but lighter in colour and flavour.