Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Anzac Biscuit Recipe
Anzac Biscuit Recipe
Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Anzac Biscuits are a sweet biscuit have been made in Australia for generations. They are very popular and one batch doesn’t ever seem to last long enough.

This Anzac Biscuit Recipe is very easy to make with very little preparation. I have a few basic ingredients in my house at all times, so if the need arises I can quickly mix up a batch.  These come in very handy for school lunches, a sweet treat with a cuppa or to have at home for the family.

Mothers and wife’s made Anzac Biscuits to send to their sons and husbands that were fighting in World War I. Food parcels were sent, and these were a popular choice. They are cheap to make, don’t take long to prepare or cook and are guaranteed to taste great.

This recipe has been used in family’s for many generations. Try substituting extra oats or coconut to replace some sugar if you prefer it not to taste as sweet.

Texture for Anzac Biscuits is very important, ensure your oven is not too hot so they don’t bake too quickly and to avoid additional color. I prefer my biscuits to cook between 15-20 minutes. Generally 15 minutes is great for softer biscuits and the last 5 minutes will make great crunchy biscuits.

Anzac Biscuits Recipe

1 cup  or 250 grms rolled oats

1 cup  or 250 grms plain flour

1 cup or 250 grms  sugar

3/4 cup or 175 grms coconut

125 grms butter

2 tablespoons(T) golden syrup

1/2 teaspoon (t) bicarb soda

1 T boiling water

After getting a handle on this recipe, double the mixture.

1. Grease a few trays and turn oven to 180*C, 350 F (160*C, 320 F convection oven )

2. Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut-set aside

3. Melt butter and golden syrup in a container (not plastic) large enough to fit all the dry ingredients also.

4. Combine boiling water and bicarb in a cup or bowl

*Add 3 & 4 together (will bubble)

4. Quickly add the dry ingredients.

5. Spoon small amounts onto tray. Press with fork as these spread widely. Cook slowly. 15-20 mins.

6. Leave on baking trays a few minutes, loosen all, then lift onto a cooling rack to harden.

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