Saturday, 25 April 2015

ANZAC Biscuits Recipe - Plain, Simple Baking...


It's actually quite by accident that I am blogging ANZAC biscuits the same week that ANZAC Day falls.

I was hunting down a quick bake after school one day this week and oddly, when I reached to open my cook book cupboard, by pure chance, an ANZAC biscuit recipe floated down to the floor! I gave it a quick glance before realising the appropriateness of baking these right now and even publishing it on ANZAC Day itself. Just perfect!

Better yet, All the ingredients for this bake were already in my cupboard!

ANZAC biscuits are something I have not baked in so long. They're truly easy and fabulously tasty though, so we'll definitely be making these more often from now on. They're very economical too and are easy enough to involve kids in the making process. If you're after an easy-bake option that's healthy too, (for kids to make), I don't think you could go wrong with these at all.

Plain, simple baking.

 
ANZAC Biscuit Recipe: (Makes 24 Biscuits.)
 
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 cup of rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 a cup of margarine
Approximately 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
 
2 tablespoons of hot water and 1/2 a teaspoon of bicarb soda
 
Method:
 
Preheat oven to 160 C.
 
In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well together.
 
In a heat-proof jug, combine the margarine and golden syrup and heat in a microwave on medium high for approximately a minute until both are melted.
 
In a measuring cup, combine the boiling water and the bicarb soda together.
 
Pour the melted butter and golden syrup into the dry ingredients, followed by the bicarb / water mixture and stir to mix into a sticky dough.
 
On baking paper lined biscuit trays, drop heaped-teaspoon size balls of dough. Shape gently into round biscuits with your fingers and gently pat them down slightly flat.
 
Depending on your oven, bake for approximately 15 minutes. (Always stay close when baking biscuits, especially biscuits containing golden syrup. High sugar content can lead to burn.)
 
When sufficiently golden, remove from the oven and allow each batch to cool in the tray for around 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
 
When completely cool, store your batch in an airtight container.



ANZAC biscuits are a very popular choice with kids. They're high in fibre, naturally sweet and packed with goodness. They also pack well in lunchboxes. For toddlers, they're a super alternative to expensive bars from the supermarket. My kids think these biscuits are fantastic.
 
When did you last bake ANZAC biscuits?
 
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35 comments:

  1. These are just my favourite biscuits!!

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    1. Home baked ANZACS are just brilliant aren't they. Store bought are eww!

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  2. My sister made some of these on the weekend but they had a funny after taste. Im going to make your recipe today and see what the best judges in the world think... my kids. Can i substitute butter for marg?

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    1. Maybe she added a wrong ingredient? (Haven't we all done that before!)
      Let me know what you think. I have used margarine in these ANZACS because I rarely use butter (not a fan). Feel free to use whatever substitute you prefer.

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    1. I didn't get too many sadly - the kids ate them as soon as they fell from the tray!

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  4. I did make Anzac biscuits recently. I have a Lowan oats recipe printed and stuck in one of my recipe books. I think they are always baked by good home cooks at this time of year ;)

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    1. That must make us both good home cooks then?!!

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  5. My son has become obsessed with Anzac biscuits in last week. I might try this recipe with him:) #TeamIBOT

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  6. My son has become obsessed with Anzac biscuits in last week. I might try this recipe with him:) #TeamIBOT

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  7. My son has become obsessed with Anzac biscuits in last week. I might try this recipe with him:) #TeamIBOT

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  8. You've just reminded that we were supposed to make some on the 25th! We got carried away on our little family remembrance picnic, maybe we'll do them after school today. x

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    1. I know! I have only just got around to posting these on Facebook too. Not to worry though, good all year around. Such a quick after school bake too.

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  9. I forgot to make them on the weekend! I suppose I still can though. I bought everything I needed :)

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    1. Me too. We've been baking them constantly though so good for any day. :D I love that these biscuits are made from such regular ingredients.

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  10. My girls love these biscuits, so I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Brilliant! Let me know what you think. :D

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  11. Anzac biscuits really are a great Aussie favourite, and as you say quick and easy to make from ingredients probably already in your cupboard and kids love them. And very appropriate for Anzac Day. I found an Anzac slice recipe the other day that is even quicker!
    Lovely to meet you over at Worth Casing Wednesday today.

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    1. I have heard of this ANZAC Slice thing and I must hunt it down to try it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I have never heard of this biscuits but the ingredients sound good. They look great!
    Thanks for sharing on Oh my Heartsie Girls WW this week.
    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Karren

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    1. They're a big thing in Australia and NZ Karren and they go way back to the war years. Take a Google search to read more on their history. You must try them.

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  13. I love these biscuits. So easy to make and the house smells amazing after they're baked. X

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  14. Can't beat plain baking, pretty much all I do, rock buns, jam buns, yeast buns (a Cornish thing)
    I can't go with the margarine though, for me it has to be butter!

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    1. I love plain baking too and it's always so simple and the goods are always in the cupboard. There's always been a butter and margarine war. I prefer marg but go ahead and use whatever you prefer.

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  15. Oh yummy! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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  16. I'm really thinking that we need to expand ANZAC biscuit eating beyond April! #fabulousfoodiefridays

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  17. I love these! Thank you for reminding me about them, though I'm not sure my waistline will ;) #brilliantblogposts

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  18. I dont think it is possible to ever tire of Anzac biscuits.. ever ;)

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  19. There is honestly nothing better than a batch of ANZACS - nothing beats them!!

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