Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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Cooking time

Takes 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 20

These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
118
protein
1g
carbs
13g
fat
7g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
6g
salt
0.28g

Ingredients

  • 85g porridge oats
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup. Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water, then stir into the golden syrup and butter mixture.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the butter and golden syrup mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the dry ingredients.
  3. Put dessertspoonfuls of the mixture on to buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1in apart to allow room for spreading. Bake in batches for 8-10 mins until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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malcolm73's picture
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Love this recipie and so do my two girls!!

One hint I have though (possibly everyone else knows this already)
A) Read the whole thing before you start or you will get it wrong!
B) use a much bigger sauce pan than you initially think - when you add the bi carb it froths mightily - first time I made these I got frothy golden syrup all over the place!

Enjoy - They are great with a cuppa!!

gilliwilli30's picture

these biscuits would have been lovely if I hadn't put 1 table spoon of bic soda ! I should have put I tea spoon . so annoyed , going to try again .

Nurie's picture

Simply delicious and so easy to make! I wouldn't change anything in the recipe, I believe it works out perfectly. My family and work colleagues love it every time I bake these biscuits.

alanjns's picture

Very easy to make and they taste absolutely fantastic!

The only criticism I'd make if I was being really, really picky is that it would have been good to be told they are a chewy biscuit in the description!! I worried I'd done something wrong until I found some other reviewers mentioning the chewiness!! - Like I said, really picky! :)

wonderful1's picture
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I totally agree with other comments this was a very dry mixture so added more butter/syrup and a bit of milk too. They also too longer to bake then 10 minutes nearer 15. Tasted good though...

mjbrim1's picture
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Delicious! The biscuits have not long been out of the oven and three have been eaten already. I gave the bicarbonate a quick mix before adding it to the butter and flattened the biscuits halfway through cooking. I also brushed chocolate over the tops as we still had Easter eggs in the house! Very easy to make, will definitely become a favourite recipe.

ccgraham's picture

Delicious, healthier option than chock biscuits for the kids lunch boxes. Kids loved them! Quick and easy to make.

caz0vens's picture
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We love these. I add a handful of chopped flaked almonds, a handful of mixed dried fruit, and a handful of dried cranberries, then bake in a brownie tin and cut into squares. They're so easy to make and taste really good. They get the thumbs up from us!

passw0rd's picture

Delicious and easy to make. Even the kid liked them.

xlittlestephx's picture

These are absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again. I added more golden syrup as I've got a bit of a sweet tooth:-/

wiwiana's picture
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The cookies were PERFECT, but UNFORTUNATELY THE RECIPE ISN'T. Some people (including me at my first attempt) must have overlooked "Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water" in the method, very likely due to the fact that the ingredient list doesn't include this 2 tbsp of water at all!!! It's a shame because the cookies tasted absolutely divine with wonderful texture. But this bit of tiny omission in the ingredient has probably brought unnecessary epic failures to some people. I gave the cookies 5 stars, the flaw in ingredient list 1 star and hence an overall 3 stars.

neatandtidy's picture
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I, too, found the mix was dry - I added a little milk to help it all bind. Also added some chopped mixed nuts to the recipe, the biscuits were delicious! Yum! Easy to make too, definitely making again!

ktturner's picture
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Had to add a little more butter syrup mixture to the dry mixture to make them stick together. Absolutely scrummy! Everyone loves them in our house! :)

heatheranne123's picture
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Very nice! I used self-raising flour instead of plain and omitted the baking soda and turned out great! I also used honey instead of golden syrup. Very crispy and light. Although I might try using a bit less sugar next time as they are quite sweet for me!

kirstybutton's picture

Just a fabulously easy recipe that produces gorgeous chewy biscuits. A hit with all the family!

hrgoddess's picture
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Very nice! I also cut the sugar considerably and added currants and a few chopped dried cherries. Substituted maple syrup for the golden syrup. Mine didn't look as nice as the ones in the picture but tasted great all the same.

brockencakes's picture
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Another success .... thank you

emythecat's picture
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Very easy and very tasty! I'd like to try using this as an alternative to crumble topping on fruit, I think that would be yummy. Will definitely make them as biscuits again too.

heffyd's picture
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Fantastic recipe. It seemed a bit dry when I was putting the mixture on the baking tray but they turned out really well. I was making these for school as I had all the ingredients to hand, but I may well have to take something else now as these are so good!

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