anzac biscuits

ANZAC Biscuit Recipe

This weekend will be the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. To commemorate this special occasion we would like to share our favorite ANZAC biscuit recipe with you. This recipe makes the most delicious chewy ANZAC biscuits and is super easy to follow. It’s less than 10 steps so it’s perfect for baking with the kids this weekend!

1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar

1/2 cup (100g) white sugar

1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut

1 cup (90g) rolled oats

1 cup (150g) plain flour

125g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp hot water

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line baking trays with non-stick paper.
2. Combine the sugars, coconut, oats and flour in a bowl and put aside.
3.In a small saucepan, add the golden syrup and butter and stir over a low heat until the butter is melted.
4. In a cup, mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and then mix into the melted butter mixture. The butter mixture will foam up at this stage.
5.Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
6. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto the lined trays and flatten slightly. Make sure there is room for spreading.
7. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Cool on trays for a few minutes to let them firm up, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

A little bit about ANZAC Day
This year marks 100 years since Gallipoli. There will be big services and other events in New Zealand and around the world. Anzac Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar. People whose politics, beliefs and aspirations are widely different can nevertheless share a genuine sorrow at the loss of so many lives in war.Paper poppies are widely distributed by the Returned Services Association and worn as symbols of remembrance. This tradition follows that of the wearing of poppies on Remembrance Sunday in other Commonwealth countries.The day is a public holiday in New Zealand. Shops are prohibited from opening before 1 pm. Dawn Marches and other memorials nationwide are typically attended by the New Zealand Defence Force, the New Zealand Cadet Forces, members of the New Zealand Police, New Zealand Fire Service, Order of St John Ambulance Service (Youth and Adult Volunteers) as well as Scouting New Zealand, GirlGuiding New Zealand and other uniformed community service groups including in most places the local Pipe Band to lead or accompany the March, and sometimes a Brass Band to accompany the hymns!

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