Thursday, 25 April 2013

Anzac Biscuits

We will remember them...

Anzac Biscuits
from Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake
Makes 24

90g rolled oats (not quick cooking oats)
50g shredded coconut
150g plain flour
165g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Natural almonds halves for topping

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper and set aside. Pace a rack in the centre and upper third of the oven.

Put the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Melt the butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the boiling water and bicarbonate of soda. Pour the buttery liquid into the dry ingredients along with the vanilla. Stir until incorporated.

Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls. Put them on the baking trays, 5cm apart, and flatten slightly. Press an almond halve into the top of each biscuit.

Bake for 16-20 minutes, rotating the trays halfway through the baking time for even baking. Leave them to cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. well, don't these look scrumptious!!! i just bought coconut, so i think i may have to use some this week and try to make them GF.

  2. I came to the land of Milk and Honey to see what's baking today. Yummo.

  3. Okay, so after I was here I visited Carole at Carole's Chatter - what is Anzac about? I noticed you had that on your picture as well.

  4. Yummmmmmmmm, that looks nice :) And looks good! I've been craving for a good homemade cookie for day..that's the time :)

  5. Thanks Michele. I can imagine these will adapt to GF really well.

  6. Thanks Patty. ANAZC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. The 25th April is ANZAC DAY. It's a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. The ANZAC biscuit is the biscuit that was made by the wives of soldiers in World War I and sent to them in care packages. It's a national icon and we celebrate baking and eating them on this day and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The original biscuit probably was more like "hard tack" which was very hard and had a long shelf life so it could be shipped long distances and kept for long periods without spoiling.

  7. Hey Gabrielle - these have lots of good stuff in them, practically health food.

  8. Looks delicious and practically virtuous! What a lovely way to remember such sacrifice..

  9. I also made Anzac Biscuits by Belinda. I used rapadura sugar instead of brown sugar.. Half a tray were eaten by grandsons while still warm, but that's ok, because grandson Nic is egg intolerant, it's easier to make egg free than read labels.

  10. Thanks Pink Patisserie. Oats and coconut are so good for you right?