Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    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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michele8840
2nd Feb, 2015
5.05
Very quick and easy to make. I followed the recipe and didn't need to add anything and they turned out beautifully. Where it says 'put dessertsoons on tray' I found that I had to roll them into balls a little bit between my hands but they definitely stuck together because they were quite buttery. No problem to roll them into balls. Will definitely make them again.
FamilyH
15th Dec, 2014
3.8
Quick ... Simple ... Tasty ; what's not to like about these?! I made them a few days ago including cranberries and a splash of milk. However, they didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked. When I felt them in the oven they were soggy so kept them in the oven. In the end they were 'crispy' . Also they spread very quickly on the trays. But I know have a biscuit tin of crumbs which no one wants to eat.
josettehammenbo...
22nd Oct, 2014
5.05
I made these in a jiffy and they were eaten up in the same speed!! I didn't have to add any milk to my mixture as it was moist enough.
Fitzy990
18th Sep, 2014
Is there an error with this recipe.Oven temperature says 160deg for gas and 180 for fan oven.Should this not be the other way around.You should set your fan oven temperature 10-20 deg lower than in a conventional oven
fruitymuffin
19th Aug, 2014
5.05
Amazing best Anzac recipe, maybe the best biscuit recipe too
helaynie
22nd May, 2014
I also had to add milk-about 3 tbsp and added cranberries as suggested. I put the mixture in the fridge for about 10 mins and they were a lot easier to handle. Turned out great.
Flirtyfabgirl
9th May, 2014
5.05
My whole family love these, ive made 6 batches so far, i added poppy seeds, ground almonds, granary flour instead of normal and sultanas, love love love !!!
wonderful1
21st Mar, 2014
5.05
These are so simple to make that I can't understand the comments regarding issues some have had. They are tasty and my family really love them in fact they ask me when are you making them again. Yes I agree you do need to add a little liquid (milk) but thats just about adapting recipes as needed. Overall yummy biscuits loved by most.......
pjboyd
17th Jan, 2014
Having read other contributors' suggestions, I added dried cranberries & raisins to the mixture. When they were just out of the oven, I put a giant chocolate button on the top of each one. Delicious!
sfsack
17th Jan, 2014
Just baked these, I used only 50g of light brown sugar and half of teaspoon of bic of soda. These were delicious! Please can we have more healthy snack ideas for lunch boxes!

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