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Anzac Biscuits
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The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, egg-less sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut.

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

The following recipe (without coconut) was published in The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Queensland) on Saturday, 14th August 1926.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Biscuits and Cookies
Cuisine: Traditional Australian
Special Occasion: National Day of Remembrance - April 25th Anzac Day
Servings: 24 Anzac biscuits
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Unknown

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, add a little more water if mixture is too dry

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to a slow 150°C. (300°F ; Gas Mark 2)
  • Combine the dry ingredients.
  • Mix golden syrup, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda until they froth. Add melted butter.
  • Combine butter mixture and dry ingredients.
  • Drop teaspoons of mixture onto a floured tray, allowing room for spreading.
  • Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Notes

  • Biscuits will harden when cool.
  • Notably, Anzac biscuit recipes omit eggs because of the scarcity of eggs during the war (after most poultry farmers joined the war effort) and so that the biscuits would not spoil when shipped long distances

Nutrition

Serving: 1Anzac biscuit | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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The Country Women’s Association of New South Wales Calendar of Cake and Afternoon Tea Delicacies: a recipe for each day of the year (Sydney: The Association, 1933) included two recipes for Anzac biscuits, one without coconut and the following version which included coconut.

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits, No 2

The Country Women's Association of New South Wales Calendar of Cake and Afternoon Tea Delicacies: a recipe for each day of the year (Sydney: The Association, 1933) included two recipes for Anzac biscuits, one without coconut and the following version which included coconut.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Biscuits and Cookies
Cuisine: Australian
Cooking Method: Oven Baked
Servings: 24 Anzac Biscuits
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Country Women's Association of New South Wales

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, dissolved in 2 tablespoons boiling water

Instructions

  • Melt the butter.
  • Add golden syrup to dissolved bicarbonate of soda and water. Combine with melted butter.
  • Mix dry ingredients and stir in liquid.
  • Place small balls on to a buttered tray and bake in a moderate oven.
  • Lift out carefully with a knife as they are soft till cold.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1Anzac Biscuit | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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