Anzac Biscuits …

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Anzac Day may have been and gone but these biscuits are delicious any time of the year.  The story behind the humble Anzac Biscuit goes something like this.  Mums and wives used to whip up Anzac Biscuits to send to soldiers overseas.  They used ingredients that were readily available and, because these ingredients didn’t spoil easily, the biscuits stayed fresh until they reached their destination.  But whatever their origins, these yummy biscuits are easy to create and popular with little kids (and big kids too).

Anzac Biscuits …
 
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Serves: 30
Ingredients ...
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups plain flour (I used gluten free)
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup golden syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
Method ...
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 4 oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Combine rolled oats, flour, coconut, sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Combine butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan and warm over a low heat until butter is melted.
  4. Remove from heat. Add bicarb soda and water and whisk to combine.
  5. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Form into small balls (about the size of a heaped tablespoon of mixture) and put on prepared trays, allowing space for spreading. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake for approximately 11 minutes or until golden. Cool biscuits on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to finish cooling. Makes approximately 30 biscuits.

 

Clever Tricks, Tips and Hints …

  • The above instructions and cooking times will produce a biscuit that has a fudgy consistency one it has cooled.  For a crispier biscuit, flatten the dough balls even more than suggested above.
  • I find the bottom rack of my oven a little too hot even though it is fan forced.  I place the trays on the middle rack of the oven and am much happier with the result.  The biscuits don’t dry out or burn on the edges.
  • These biscuits are suitable to freeze and will store in an air-tight container for up to a week (if they last that long).

Comments

  1. Yes, I love anzac biscuits any time! I love them crunchy. Love your blog!

  2. It always seems a shame that Anzac biscuits are only eaten once a year. Bring them around all the time I say. They’re one of my favourite biscuits!

  3. always a favourite here :)

  4. LollyAddict says:

    HI – I always freeze my baking, which includes Anzac Biscuits. Why can’t you freeze these?

    • Hi there and welcome! Oops … typo (which I have now fixed) … thanks so much for picking that up! You’re so right … these are definitely suitable to freeze and I have done so myself.

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