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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

Is one biscuit equivalent to one serving? I need to know carbohydrate reading for a diabetic child.

vixg66's picture
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In the space of half an hour have made a batch of these based on reviews, eaten 2 and got the second batch in the oven. My mixture was crumbly as I didn't put the 2 tbsp water in, but still delicious.

samperrett1's picture
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so quick and easy to make ... all the family love these i have to make 2 batches in one go and they very rarely last a weekend !!

sharonlyttle's picture
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Amazing! We love these biscuits and they're really easy to make.

stephie_kay's picture
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Lovely to have with tea! Guests enjoyed them too. I however substituted the sugar with brown caster sugar to complement the golden syrup (of which i added slightly more of). I also made them slightly thinner to up the crunchiness and have more of them with the same batch. Make sure you leave enough room between the biscuits in the oven as they do stretch out.

joseysmosey's picture
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These were the first biscuits i have tried to make in a while as they seemed straight forward to make and they didn't sit round for long!
These are lush, a real favourite with everyone......will be making these time and time again thx.

joolsfinnigan's picture
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I make these without the Coconut add extra oats instead plus 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger Powder - yummy!

bonbon-1975's picture
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Just made these today and they turned out lovely!! Luckily I read all the comments first about them coming out a bit dry so i added an extra tbsp of hot water (thats 3 in total) and also a bit xtra melted butter - approx 25g and it came together really well then - also I only added 1/2tsp of bicabornate soda as suggested by others and they were totaly delicious!! I only managed to get 15 out of them though so might of made them a bit big but noone seemed to mind! lol!! overal a great success will defenetly be making these again - they were lovely & soft & chewy - oh and I also drizzled melted chocolate all over them while they were cooling to make them totaly yummy!! :-D

kathryn101's picture
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So delicious and so easy to make its unbelieveable!! Perfect for beginners overall delicious!!

gallopinggoose's picture
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Easy to make and even easier to eat. They go so quickly I have to grab one as they just disappear!!! Off to make another batch now to feed the hordes!

westwitch's picture
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I've been using this recipe for years and it's always been a great favourite with my children and grandchildren BUT I've always called them CHORNS and as far as I'm aware it was an old Cornish recipe.
I also add variations in the form of sesame or sunflower seeds or chopped mixed nuts to make them even more nutritious and crunchy. They freeze well so it's worth making a large batch because they disappear very quickly.

sarapb67's picture
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These are my new favourite biscuits. So easy and absolutely delicious. I made them for an Australia Day fundraiser at work and am now addicted!

saffy_uk's picture
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This was very simple and very yummy (especially before it was cooked!)
I reduced the sugar to 80g and added 50g of chopped apricots, a bit of vanilla and a tsp of cinnamon, which was very nice. Next time I think I'll try adding some other dried fruit such as dates, and maybe make each biscuit a little smaller (I rolled mine into balls about 2.5 cm in diameter and then flattened them slightly) and flatten them a bit more so they're thinner

merulapie's picture
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Very easy to make and my toddler loved helping me to bake them. I used half the sugar and they tasted lovely.

clairella1972's picture
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Gorgeous - just what I was looking for - remind me of the best simple home cooking. Not sure what they taste like completely cold yet! Thanks for the tips, they came in really handy ... I hand rolled them really quite small as my tester tray spread too much. Will definitely make again.

beckysands1's picture

I added some chocolate chips which worked very well too

kathmitch's picture
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Really easy and straightforward recipe that tastes great.

kalwinder's picture
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Not what I was expecting at all. The actual biscuit was more a soft cookie-not crunchy, not chewy; just soft (even after baking for 15 minutes)
If you are going to attempt this be prepared to add some more liquid when you make the biscuit mixture as the recipe's amount of liquid really isn't enough.
Try these;
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/french/raisin-and-sp...
from delia if you want something oatie and crunchie

lorryhawk's picture
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Really easy and we love them. Used half quantity of sugar and used honey instead of golden syrup and they are sweet, crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Also left out the coconut as didn't have any and so didn't use all of the liquid in the end so as not to make the mixture too wet.

maryra's picture
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Made these today, tasted nice though a little to sweet. If I make them again would use a little less sugar, and because of previous comments only used half tsp of bicarb. I also cooked them for a little longer than stated and the texture turned out just right.

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