Anzac biscuits

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Serves: 8

By jingleboo

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  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 100g caster sugar

  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

  • 85g desiccated coconut (the biscuits don't taste coconutty but if you don't like it you can always leave it out and use a few more porridge oats, or some raisins instead. Just add them at the end to soak up a bit of the liquid.)

  • 100g melted butter

  • 85g porridge oats

  • 100g plain flour


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/Gas mark 4/350F.
  2. Mix the oats, flour, coconut/raisins and sugar together.
  3. Melt the butter and stir in the golden syrup.
  4. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with 2 tablespoons of boiling water and stir into the syrup and butter mixture.
  5. Pour this mix into a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and stir gently. (If you left out the coconut you may want to add a couple of spoons of oats here - the mixture should be sticky but not too runny).
  6. Put dessertspoons of mixture onto buttered baking sheets about 1” apart as they will spread.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden (they will still be soft but will carry on cooking and set when they come out). Cool on wire rack.

Handy Hint

A crunchy flapjack biscuit great with tea and easy to make with the kids!

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Snack

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • 27/11/09 16:36

    Nice, but seemed to have a slight aftertaste of bicarb. Also, they never seemed to quite set - still very soft. However, definitely easy to make!

  • chrissynou 10/09/09 18:39

    Fantastic but a little sweet! I think I will reduce the sugar slightly next time and see if they are still so great.

  • VelvetCushions 14/06/09 15:32

    Brilliant recipe. I used honey instead of the syrup as I didn't have any and they turned out really well. Ds1 enjoyed helping to make these and everyone enjoyed eating them.

  • geniegirl 27/03/09 10:41

    This is a great receipe, simple and really healthy too. I've also added dried apricots.

  • jingleboo 25/01/08 11:41

    If making them with the kids you can dip the cooled biscuits into melted chocolate or decorate with smarties to make it a bit more exciting.