Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

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(163 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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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Nurie
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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alanjns
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! :)
wonderful1
22nd Jun, 2013
5.05
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...
mjbrim1
12th Jun, 2013
5.05
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.
julesthenorweegie
6th Jun, 2013
4.05
Delicious! http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.nl/2013/06/not-quite-anzac-biscuits.html I made these, but ran out of oats, so added a little ground millet into the batter as well :) Packed full of energy! Brought them into work, and had to stop my boyfriend from eating them all :P
ccgraham
28th May, 2013
Delicious, healthier option than chock biscuits for the kids lunch boxes. Kids loved them! Quick and easy to make.
caz0vens
14th May, 2013
5.05
We love these. I add a handful of chopped flaked almonds, a handful of mixed dried fruit, and a handful of dried cranberries, then bake in a brownie tin and cut into squares. They're so easy to make and taste really good. They get the thumbs up from us!
passw0rd
6th May, 2013
Delicious and easy to make. Even the kid liked them.
xlittlestephx
24th Apr, 2013
These are absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making again. I added more golden syrup as I've got a bit of a sweet tooth:-/
wiwiana
26th Mar, 2013
3.05
The cookies were PERFECT, but UNFORTUNATELY THE RECIPE ISN'T. Some people (including me at my first attempt) must have overlooked "Add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp boiling water" in the method, very likely due to the fact that the ingredient list doesn't include this 2 tbsp of water at all!!! It's a shame because the cookies tasted absolutely divine with wonderful texture. But this bit of tiny omission in the ingredient has probably brought unnecessary epic failures to some people. I gave the cookies 5 stars, the flaw in ingredient list 1 star and hence an overall 3 stars.

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