Anzac biscuits


  • Serves 12 people

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup or treacle
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

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.

01   Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
02   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.
03   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.
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