ANZAC biscuits

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100g plain white flour

25g rolled oats

30g caster sugar

25g desiccated coconut

20ml spoon golden syrup

50g butter or soft baking spread

½ x 5ml spoon bicarbonate soda

10ml spoon boiling hot water


Baking tray, weighing scales, sieve, mixing bowl, saucepan, wooden spoon, 5 ml spoon, 15ml spoon, kettle, small bowl, spatula, palette knife, flour dredger, fork, oven gloves and cooling rack.


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC or gas mark 4.
  2. Grease or line the baking tray.
  3. Sift the flour into the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix in the coconut, oats, and sugar.
  5. Melt the golden syrup and fat together on a low heat in a small saucepan.
  6. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the boiling hot water and add to melted syrup and fat immediately.
  7. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  8. Mix thoroughly until combined.
  9. Divide the mixture evenly into 8 portions using the 15ml spoon.
  10. Use lightly floured hands to shape the biscuits into round balls and place onto the prepared baking tray.
  11. Slightly flatten the biscuits with a lightly floured fork.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  13. Cool on the baking tray for a few minutes, to allow the biscuits to firm, before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Top tips:

  • Try adding some dried fruit to the mixture.
  • Use a kettle to get the boiling hot water for adding to the bicarbonate of soda.


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