Anzac Biscuits

by - November 01, 2014


Anzac Biscuits
 
            Anzac Biscuits are iconic biscuits of Australia which was very popular during World War 1.  The first known Anzac biscuit recipe appeared in The War Chest Cookery Book, which was published in Sydney in 1917 and also called as "Rolled Oat Biscuits" or "Soldier's Biscuits". The current name only came about after the legendary ANZAC Gallipoli Campaign.
           It is said that women at home came up with the recipe based on ingredients that were readily available, namely oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup or treacle, bi-carbonate of soda and boiling water. None of these spoiled easily, which meant that the biscuits would stay fresh for longer. Eggs were scarce during the war, and made baked goods more likely to spoil.
 
This Recipe was challenged by me for this month International Food Challenge to explore Australian Cuisine..
 
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 15 ~ 20 minutes / batch
Yield:  50 ~ 60 depends on size
Adapted from: allrecipes.com

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 coconut flakes
1 cup all purpose flour or whole wheat flour ( I used whole wheat flour)
1 cup white sugar
 
Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp. golden syrup, can be substituted with honey
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. boiling water
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F for 15 ~ 20 minutes and meantime prepare the cookie dough.
2. Line cookie tray with parchment paper and keep it aside till use.
 
3. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and keep it aside.
4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the honey / syrup and butter together.
5. Mix baking soda and boiling water in seperate bowl and add this mixture to butter mixture. Mix till everything combine together.

 
6. Add the butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix it together to get a tacky mixture.
7. Place teaspoon ful of mixture on the prepared sheet and bake the cookies in preheated oven for 18 ~ 20 minutes. Once cookies are baked, cool it on the cooling rack and store it in a air tight container. Enjoy with cup of tea..
 
Note: Cookies won't spread while baking, You can arrange them closely for baking.
 I baked one batch of cookies 18 minutes which was very crispy and second one for 15 minutes which was soft and chewy. Picture shows soft cookies which was baked for 15 minutes.

Anzac Biscuits
 
  
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 Anzac Biscuits
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 15 ~ 20 minutes / batch
Yield:  50 ~ 60 depends on size
 
Dry Ingredients:
1 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 coconut flakes
1 cup all purpose flour or whole wheat flour ( I used whole wheat flour)
1 cup white sugar
 
Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp golden syrup, can be substituted with honey
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp boiling water
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F for 15 ~ 20 minutes and meantime prepare the cookie dough.
2. Line cookie tray with parchment paper and keep it aside till use.
3. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and keep it aside.
4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the honey / syrup and butter together.
5. Mix baking soda and boiling water in seperate bowl and add this mixture to butter mixture. Mix till everything combine together.
6. Add the butter mixture to dry ingredients and mix it together to get a tacky mixture.
7. Place teaspoon ful of mixture on the prepared sheet and bake the cookies in preheated oven for 18 ~ 20 minutes. Once cookies are baked, cool it on the cooling rack and store it in a air tight container. Enjoy with cup of tea..
 
Note: Cookies won't spread while baking, You can arrange them closely for baking.
 I baked one batch of cookies 18 minutes which was very crispy and second one for 15 minutes which was soft and chewy. Picture shows soft cookies which was baked for 15 minutes.
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10 comments

  1. G'day! Your Anzac Biscuits look terrific Sara! Wish I could come through the screen and try some now!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List
    Thank you for being such a great host this month!

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  2. love cookies with oats and coconut. Yours looks so yum and crsipy. i have sent you a request to join the group on your IFC page.

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  3. Looks really good Saras! I like the softer version as well :)

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  4. These cookies are really very additive.. looks so yumm..

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  5. These cookies were so flavorful and fun to bake. Me and my kids really enjoyed it. Looks really good Saras!

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  6. Sounds interesting dear!!! Biscuit loks beautiful

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  7. Is it baking powder or soda? In the ingredients it is powder , but in the explanation, it is soda. Pl. clarify?
    Thx

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