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Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(155 ratings)

Takes 35 mins

Easy

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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat7g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.28g
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Ingredients

  • 85g porridge oat
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

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.

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Comments (191)

poohpooh_vecchio's picture
5

very simple and tasty!!! i made them many times.

tamaramann's picture

These are really easy and very yummy!

maitken's picture

By the way - any suggestions as an alternative to Golden Syrup. I live in the US and while I can buy golden syrup, i have to go out of my way to find it.
I realized that i omitted the tbsps of water and added less sugar, which would obviously make a difference to the mixture, and had a i read all the comments and ratings before I made them, I would've noticed this beforehand and avoided my initial frustration with the dryness of the mixture. This is why I love this website because I learn from the errors of others - except, Ha, ha, not if I don't read them!!!

maitken's picture

I used Jumbo oats and added chopped apricots but found the mixture to be too friable initially. i added some water to the mixture which allowed me to form the mixture into balls. this worked out better.
they taste good.

frankieedin's picture

Brings me back to being in Oz. I doubled the golden syrup, even though they ended up larger and flater, it means they are nice a chewy!

littlelouise's picture
5

So far no-one has disliked them, SO easy and SO tasty.

suz2303's picture
5

Simple, easy and absolutely delicious! All the family love them

poisondwarf's picture
5

Made many times - always go down really well with everyone

stephjeff's picture
4

lovely tasting were a bit soft and chewy rather than crunchy tho.

staceynind's picture
5

Absolutely wondeful!

Great for beginners and uses very little ingrediants. Definitely recommended!

Had to increase the temp and time for them to turn golden, but they turned out scrummy!

izzie-hanzo's picture
5

These are ace! Im making sum for my presentation on New Zealand. They are the first thing i put in my folder thingy
100000000000000000000/10

lindfsw1's picture
4

I wanted a recipe that used up leftover coconut and oats - so these biscuits were perfect. I added some ground cinnamon, ginger and all spice as I love the spicy warmth these add to bakes. Totally delicious - I have already eaten two and the second batch isn't even done yet!

zenda103's picture

The soda was really, really too much for this recipe. Left the whole batch tasting unpleasant. Otherwise it seemed like a good recipe. Pity about the ingredients.

japneet's picture

These are one of the best cookies I've had. Only downside is that they finish tooooo.......... quickly :)

princessdaisy's picture
5

Just like Granny used to make. I've been looking for this recipe for years-Delia has one but its not as good as this. I used stork instead of butter and added some dried cranberries. Slightly overcooked the first batch so they are crisp(still lovely) but second batch have that chewy/crisp combination i remember from my childhood.

theedda's picture
5

These really are perfect. That is all.

archnit's picture
5

great cookies.. love it

linkevica's picture
5

i've never seen my boyfriend eating cookies in such amounts :)
very tasty, very easy to make. used a little less sugar and and little more syrup (sugar-beet instead of golden, not so sweet).

leamac83's picture

These are yummy, i dont make mine with coconut though. Be warned if you cut the sugar or syrup it will ruin the texture of the biscuit. More syrup = more chewy and less sugar = very crumbly! Id stick to this recipe! Delish :)

maiyanis's picture
5

Fabulous, I used half the recommended sugar as suggested and they were fantastic. I would recommend to anyone, very easy to make too

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