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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

mmm535's picture
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Lovely and very easy to make.

capeapples's picture
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Baked these for my Australian husband and he absolutely loved it. Will definitely bake these again.

despinamina's picture
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really tasty, quick and easy to make. I used honey rather than syrup. I would make these again! I did find that one dessert spoon of mixture for each biscuit makes close to 35!!

malenstwo-43's picture
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forgot to rate it - 5 stars!

malenstwo-43's picture
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Just made them and they are so good! So easy to make. Simple but very tasty. Yes, maybe a bit too sweet, next time will add a bit less sugar. But I will definitely make those again.

hlecouilliard's picture

Lovely recipe. Just making a batch for Anzac Day, 25th April.

cjc1970's picture
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Beautifully light. Crunchy but slightly chewy. Already a favourite in our house.

jennahead's picture

Does anybody know if I could freeze this dough in pieces and put them straight in the oven from frozen? I would make them all at once but not sure how long they will last. There's only two of us in the house - I wouldn't want them going bad!

deborah66's picture
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For got to rate !!

deborah66's picture
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I made these today I used less sugar and put an extra tbs of honey in and added cranberries as had no coconut , absolutely delicious !!! Easy to make my husband thought I had bought them , will defiantly make these again x

shertid's picture

made these for my family and they loved them. so easy to make and very morrish not very good for my diet though.

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