Recipe

The best Anzac biscuit recipe of all time

When you consider the history of the Anzac biscuit, there are actually many different recipes. This one is the best. It's a big call, but we're willing to make it.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 26
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Ingredients

  • 125 grams (4oz) butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup or treacle (see tips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats (see tips)
  • 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (60g) desiccated coconut

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease two large oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Stir butter and syrup in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Stir in combined soda and the water, then remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm (2in) apart on lined trays, then flatten slightly.
  • 4
    Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool biscuits on trays.

Notes

Spray your measuring spoon with a little cooking oil spray before scooping up the golden syrup; this will help prevent the syrup sticking to the spoon. Make sure you use rolled oats rather than quick-cooking oats as they will produce a different result. Store biscuits in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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