Anzac Biscuits, Traditional Recipe

Although the very first Anzac Biscuits were made without coconut, they were required to stay fresh for months as they were shipped around the world to soldiers serving a long way from home.

Over the years the recipe was modified to incorporate coconut for a better taste.

This recipe makes more than a dozen Anzac Biscuits. Here’s a 2 minute video showing how it’s done.


 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water

Method 

  1. Pre-heat oven at 160°.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add syrup to dissolved bicarbonate soda and water. Combine with melted butter.
  4. Mix dry ingredients and stir in liquid. (If mix is crumbly, add small amount of water.)
  5. Place small balls, on baking-paper-lined tray and flatten.
  6. Bake in moderate oven for approximately 10 minutes for soft biscuits, 15 minutes for crispier biscuits.
  7. Lift out carefully with a knife as they are soft till cold.

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