The best, chewiest, golden syrupy Anzac Biscuits ever….
Making Anzac biscuits is something all us Aussies do and if you aren’t an Aussie you should totally get these happening in your life!! Try my recipe and I guarantee you’ll be hooked on these amazing, healthy, yummy biscuits. They are very simple to make but it’s not easy to get them just right, with the right amount of chew, crunch and syrupiness. They also need to be perfect for dunking in a cup of tea, which is VERY important for a biscuit haha.
I fell in love with the Anzac biscuit when I was a young teenager and baked them all the time. The lady from the corner shop tried one of my biscuits one day and asked if I would make some to sell at her shop! So every Saturday morning I would get up early and bake a triple batch of Anzac biscuits and pack 4 in a cellophane bag tied up with string and deliver them ready for her Saturday trading. Often they would sell out in the first hour. Not bad for a 14 year old eh?!
Many decades on, and now with young teenagers myself, I entered my bickies into the Great Anzac Biscuit Bake-off Competition about a month ago…. AND WON FIRST PRIZE!! That was a bit exciting getting up on stage receiving my prize for something that began many years ago as a young girl full of hopes and dreams. Here I am receiving my prize 🙂
There are many variations to this recipe but this is my favourite and works for me every time.
You will need a large bowl, measuring spoons and cups, a saucepan, a jug of boiling water, baking trays, baking paper, food handling gloves and a good old wooden spoon.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup plain flour
- ¾ cup raw sugar (you can use white sugar if you prefer)
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- 2 full tablespoons golden syrup
- 115g butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- Preheat oven to 150 - 160°C
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon to thoroughly combine and make a well in the centre.
- In a saucepan melt the butter and golden syrup over medium low heat, don’t let it boil
- As soon as it has melted take it off the heat
- Mix together the bicarb and boiling water quickly and add to the butter mixture. It will froth up, this will make you smile .
- Pour this immediately into the dry ingredients and combine with the wooden spoon.
- With gloved hands continue combining until the mixture comes together.
- Make a firm ball with about a tablespoon of mixture then flatten it in your palms so it makes a nice circle about 5 -7mm thick
- Place them on a baking tray, about 2 cm apart
- Bake for about 12 minutes. Check them at 10 minutes and take them out when they are a deep golden colour. This could take up to 15 minutes depending on your oven.
- Cool on the baking tray for about 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
- Makes about 18 biscuits
- Store in an airtight container
I hope you enjoyed my post and my Anzac biscuit recipe. If you want to ask me any questions about it please comment below and I will help as best I can. Please share my recipe by clicking on the icons below 🙂
EAT – CELEBRATE – ENJOY!!