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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

jubejube32's picture
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Love these biccies! Super easy to make and super tasty to eat

althea89's picture
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I am making these for the third time this afternoon. My husband who doesn't really like sweet bakes loves these and my 2 year loves them too of course! They are really easy to bake and my toddler even helps. I will try adding less sugar as stated to make it even more guilt free

jobyhall's picture
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Good recipe but needs another tablespoon of golden syrup

cookingkiwi's picture
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I copied a contestant on Australian MasterChef by adding white chocolate chips and chopped dried cranberries to the traditional recipe. Excellent result.

janisfab's picture
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Very good biscuits. For an extra treat, pop a giant chocolate button on to each biscuit whilst still hot.

mrsraggle's picture
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Simply delicious, the family love them!

swetmanje's picture
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These biscuits are outstanding! Chewy yet light, absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Definitely worth a try.

tomtat's picture
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A flapjack lovers biscuit dream!

devaodoherty's picture
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Delicious!

sadiem's picture
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so simple so tasty. At last biscuits that you don't feel guilty about keeping close to hand. Agree with others who say 1/2 stated amount of sugar is enough. I wonder if I can add nut / fruits next time.... it won't bill too long until i make another batch!

mezzamay's picture
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Very nice, made these today but with rolled oats instead of porridge oats. I would probably use less sugar next time as they are very sweet.
Taking them to the schools district sports event to re-energise the competitors :-)

beth2304's picture
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My family & friends LOVE this recipe. Big fave all round. I usually add other bits - cranberries/almonds/small choc chips or raisin/walnut or date/walnut. I cut the sugar in half as I find it too sweet (healthier too!) & I also cut the butter in half & do 50g butter 50g applesauce or pureed apple. This makes the biscuits much more fluffier in the middle, sort of like a soft baked cookie. SCRUMPTIOUS & LOWERS THE FAT!

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