Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(172 ratings)

Takes 35 mins


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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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  • 85g porridge oat
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, plus extra butter for greasing



    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-…


  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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Canfield Fair Cook
13th Sep, 2013
Hi from Ohio (US) I made these incredible biscuits to enter into my local county fair. They won first place. Everyone who tries them thinks they're wonderful. Thankfully, I can get Lyle's Golden Syrup here.
samaraspuff's picture
9th Sep, 2013
I made 2.5 batches of these, and found that the ones I baked on un-buttered parchment paper lining the tin came out the best. I then decided to try baking them without the paper and on a buttered tray as the parchment batch were quite difficult to prise off the paper. The buttered tin batch baked too quickly on the edges and were not as even in golden-ness, so I may reduce the temperature to 170 deg C. There was a bitter taste at the end, although that may be from the coconut and how they are meant to taste. Anyhow, they were tasty, and very easy to make... next time I will try lightly buttering the paper next time and see how they turn out.
8th Sep, 2013
I didn't have any coconut so used sesame seeds instead - very lovely. Really easy to make, will be doing these again.
6th Sep, 2013
Delicious, easy to make biscuits but mine needed about 5 mins longer than the recipe says and I might add a bit more syrup next time
3rd Sep, 2013
Love this recipie and so do my two girls!! One hint I have though (possibly everyone else knows this already) A) Read the whole thing before you start or you will get it wrong! B) use a much bigger sauce pan than you initially think - when you add the bi carb it froths mightily - first time I made these I got frothy golden syrup all over the place! Enjoy - They are great with a cuppa!!
15th Aug, 2013
these biscuits would have been lovely if I hadn't put 1 table spoon of bic soda ! I should have put I tea spoon . so annoyed , going to try again .
11th Jul, 2013
Simply delicious and so easy to make! I wouldn't change anything in the recipe, I believe it works out perfectly. My family and work colleagues love it every time I bake these biscuits.
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23rd Jun, 2013
Very easy to make and they taste absolutely fantastic! The only criticism I'd make if I was being really, really picky is that it would have been good to be told they are a chewy biscuit in the description!! I worried I'd done something wrong until I found some other reviewers mentioning the chewiness!! - Like I said, really picky! :)
22nd Jun, 2013
I totally agree with other comments this was a very dry mixture so added more butter/syrup and a bit of milk too. They also too longer to bake then 10 minutes nearer 15. Tasted good though...
12th Jun, 2013
Delicious! The biscuits have not long been out of the oven and three have been eaten already. I gave the bicarbonate a quick mix before adding it to the butter and flattened the biscuits halfway through cooking. I also brushed chocolate over the tops as we still had Easter eggs in the house! Very easy to make, will definitely become a favourite recipe.


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