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These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli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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mmm535
23rd May, 2012
5.05
Lovely and very easy to make.
capeapples
22nd May, 2012
5.05
Baked these for my Australian husband and he absolutely loved it. Will definitely bake these again.
despinamina
1st May, 2012
5.05
really tasty, quick and easy to make. I used honey rather than syrup. I would make these again! I did find that one dessert spoon of mixture for each biscuit makes close to 35!!
malenstwo-43
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
forgot to rate it - 5 stars!
malenstwo-43
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
Just made them and they are so good! So easy to make. Simple but very tasty. Yes, maybe a bit too sweet, next time will add a bit less sugar. But I will definitely make those again.
hlecouilliard
24th Apr, 2012
Lovely recipe. Just making a batch for Anzac Day, 25th April.
cjc1970
15th Apr, 2012
5.05
Beautifully light. Crunchy but slightly chewy. Already a favourite in our house.
jennahead
11th Apr, 2012
Does anybody know if I could freeze this dough in pieces and put them straight in the oven from frozen? I would make them all at once but not sure how long they will last. There's only two of us in the house - I wouldn't want them going bad!
deborah66
2nd Apr, 2012
5.05
For got to rate !!
deborah66
30th Mar, 2012
5.05
I made these today I used less sugar and put an extra tbs of honey in and added cranberries as had no coconut , absolutely delicious !!! Easy to make my husband thought I had bought them , will defiantly make these again x

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