Anzac Biscuits

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

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

Makes: 20 Biscuits


  • 85g porridge oat
  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate syrup


  1. Heat oven to 180°C/fan, 160°C/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, and 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 all the dry ingredients.
  3. Put dessert spoonfuls of the mixture onto buttered baking sheets, about 2.5cm/1inch apart to allow room for spreading.
  4. Bake in batches for 8-10 minutes until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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