Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits

By
From
Mark Hix On Baking
Makes
25-30
Photographer
Jason Lowe

These are traditionally eaten on Anzac day, 25th April, in Australia and New Zealand. They were originally made for the soldiers by their wives during the First World War and were sent over to them in food parcels while they were at the front. Very simple to make, they have a great texture reminiscent of one of my favourite shop-bought biscuits.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
170g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon water, boiling
115g rolled oats
115g plain flour, sifted
60g dessicated coconut
115g caster sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Melt the butter and syrup in a large saucepan on a low heat. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the boiling water then stir into the butter mixture.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients together and stir into the butter mixture.
  4. Using a dessertspoon, place spoonfuls of the mixture on a lightly greased or non-stick baking tray about 4 cm apart, to allow for spreading.
  5. Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until a light golden brown. Leave to cool slightly on the tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until needed.
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