Anzac Biscuits

    23 min

    A traditional, crunchy biscuit which was created by the Australian and New Zealand troops during WWI.

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    Makes: 20 biscuits

    • 75g rolled oats
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 100g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 100g butter
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tablespoons boiling water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

    1. Heat the oven to 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4. Grease two baking trays.
    2. Mix together the oats, coconut, flour and sugar.
    3. Melt the butter in the microwave and stir in the golden syrup until it has dissolved.
    4. Mix the bicarb with boiling water. Add this to the butter mixture.
    5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the butter mix.
    6. Slowly mix the ingredients together until all combined.
    7. Take dessertspoon amounts of mixture, roll into a ball (it may be a bit crumbly) and place on the prepared trays about 3cm apart. Flatten slightly.
    8. Bake in the oven for approximately 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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    Used different ingredients. I didn't have any dessicated coconut so I used ground almond instead, in the same quantity. I doubled the amount of golden syrup. Very tasty!  -  06 Nov 2010


    I have been searching for a perfect recipe for this biscuits for ages! Makes the best biscuits ever, cannot get enough of them!  -  26 Mar 2012


    I made these to use up some dessicated coconut that was heading out of date and they were amazing! Well, I say 'they', but I really mean the amorphous sheet of oat and coconut that covered the baking tray because I thought the mixture looked too dry and added some more water... Despite this little mishap, the result was absolutely delicious and had everyone in the house fighting over it - I would definitely make again, but without adding extra water next time!  -  14 Feb 2012