According to Australian War Memorial, “The biscuit that most of us know as the ANZAC biscuit is a sweet biscuit made from rolled oats and golden syrup. These must not be confused with that staple of soldiers’ and sailors’ rations for centuries, the hardtack biscuit.

From the 1920s onwards Australian recipe books nearly always included ANZAC biscuits but exactly how this recipe became identified with ANZAC, or the First World War, is unknown. They don’t have the shelf-life of hardtack biscuits but they do last a reasonable amount of time, so it is possible that they became known as a suitable inclusion in parcels of small luxuries and comforts that families and charitable organisations used to send overseas to soldiers.”


Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup dessicated coconut
  • 125 grams butter chopped
  • 2 tbls golden syrup
  • 2 tbls cold water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • Preheat oven 160C

Method

  1. Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place butter, golden syrup and water in a saucepan on medium heat. Stir until butter is melted. Stir in bicarbonate soda.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients in bowl.
  4. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on biscuit trays about 5 cms apart. Flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until golden for chewy and 15-16 minutes for crunchy.
  6. Cool on wire racks and serve them to your troops!


  • Have to go get the right oats for this, a must have needed.

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  • A fave for sure, anytime, anywhere! ????

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  • These are great any time of the year.

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  • An easy tried and true recipe for ANZAC biscuits. I love these buttery golden syrup based treats.

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  • I love Anzaczs, Such a great bikkie and so easy!

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  • Delicious any time any where.

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  • Very Austrailan and very delicious,thanks for your recipe!

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  • So yummy. I so love Anzac biscuits.

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  • It’s about time I go from buying these from the supermarket to making them at home. They are a family favourite.

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  • Easy recipe and everybody from young to old just loves them.

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  • Good old Anzac biscuit – everybody seems to love them!


    • A fresh batch of baked Anzacs just fills the house with the most wonderful aroma.

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  • What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Yum. I can’t resist Anzac Biscuits and neither can my daughter!

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  • Anzac biscuits are my all time favorite cookie!

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  • thanks so much for sharing this

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