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.

  • Makes 26
  • 30 mins cooking
The best Anzac biscuit recipe of all time
The best Anzac biscuit recipe of all time

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut
  • 125 gram (4 ounces) butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut in a large bowl. Place butter, syrup (spray the measuring spoon with cooking-oil so all the syrup comes away) and the water in a small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in soda, then stir into dry ingredients.
  • 3
    Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm (2-inches) apart on trays, flatten slightly. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden; cool on trays.

Notes

Anzac biscuits must feel soft to touch, even when they're done; they will become firmer on cooling. If you like the biscuits soft, decrease the oven temperature and/or the baking time; experiment with a few biscuits until you achieve the texture you like best.

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