Recipe: Anzac Biscuits

by Elizabeth Sellers on 5 February 2012 · 6 comments

Yesterday I whipped up these delicious Anzac Biscuits after my Mum mentioned they were one of her favourites. I have never actually tried an Anzac Biscuit before but after a quick gander on the tinterweb I decided they would be rather easy to make. I like baking at the weekends, it’s so satisfying for the whole family to fill their bellies with homemade goodness.

I think Anzac Biscuits are supposed to be thin and crunchy, but these turned out more pouffy and chewy – they didn’t quite spread as I expected them too. I liked them that way.

anzac biscuits

Anzac Biscuits (makes 20)

(recipe found on BBC Good Food)

  • 85g porridge oats
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a couple of baking trays by covering with baking paper or greasing with butter.
  2. Gently combine the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the golden syrup. First add the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tbsp of boiling water and then stir into the butter mixture. This should get nice and frothy.
  4. Make a small well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the butter mixture into it. Gently stir to combine the whole mixture.
  5. Take a tablespoon of mixture into your hands, give it a good squish and then place onto the baking sheet. Set them about 2cm apart to allow for spreading (although mine hardly spread at all).
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool, and then scoff the lot with a hot cuppa.


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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

saphy February 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

They look great, once again its a treat I have eaten but never made myself. I will give them a try. x


Lisa-Marie February 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm

They look delicious, I love Anzac biscuits!

If it helps at all, my mum used to roll the dough into a long and fridge it for an hour and slice it up, then bake them. It might help with the puffiness, though actually they look lovely as they are.


Elizabeth February 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

oooh, that’s a great idea. I might give that technique a go next time. Thanks!x


Caroline February 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Just discovered your lovely blog and this recipe… I’m so giving it a go! Thanks for sharing :) x


Sushi Las_Vegas February 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm

These Anzac biscuits look great and tasty !! Will surely try ‘em !! Cheers


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