How to Make Anzac Biscuits
By: admin On: 17 January 2023
Just like your Nan used to bake. Aussie favorites.
Anzac biscuits are more of an institution than a recipe set in stone. There are very few rules, and variations are practically part of the tradition. So, how to make Anzac biscuits?
Nothing says homemade quite like an Anzac biscuit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying them (in fact we positively encourage it - our Anzac biscuits are great) but here's what you need to know.
How to make Anzac biscuits
Making Anzac biscuits is fairly similar to making flapjack. But with coconut. Purists will want to stick with the original concept, yet we love it with a few cherries and raisins thrown in too. The basic recipe is pretty foolproof; a lot of baking is about precision but there is very little that can go wrong.
The recipe can be tweaked, according to whether you like your Anzac biscuits chewy or crunchy. The original biscuits destined for soldiers were crunchy in order to last longer, but many people prefer a softer chewier flapjack type biscuit.
There are a few ways in which you can control the outcome. More sugar, generally makes for a crisper cookie. For a chewier version, more butter helps to bring in more moisture. You can also experiment with bake time; less time for a chewy biscuit and more for a crisper texture.
Recipe for Anzac biscuits
1 cup plain flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 tsp bicarb
- Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Melt the butter and syrup gently in a saucepan.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bicarb. Make sure there is room in the pan to allow for it bubbling up.
- Stir the buttery mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roll into balls of about 1 tablespoon and place on a baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof paper, leaving plenty of space for them to flatten and spread.
- Press the balls with a fork to flatten.
- Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack and once cold store in an airtight tin.