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Anzac Biscuits

The origin of the Anzac biscuit Army biscuits, known s Anzac wafers or tiles, were a hard biscuit eaten by soldiers as a bread substitute. They were often ground up and eaten as porridge. 

The Anzac biscuit we are familiar with today was developed by the wives and girlfriends of our soldiers.

A sweet biscuit made of rolled oats and bound with golden syrup or treacle (eggs were scare during the war) were sent to the frontline by ships of the Merchant Navy.

Anzac Biscuit recipe 


1 cup if plain flour, sugar, rolled oats and coconut

115gms  butter

1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle

2 tablespoons of boiling water (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)

1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda


1. Grease baking tray and pre-heat oven to 180deg

2. Combine dry ingredients

3. Melt together butter and golden syrup. Combine water and bi- carbonate of soda - add to   butter mixture.

4. Mix butter mixture and dry ingredients.

5. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto tray.

6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Allow to cool on tray for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

* makes approximately 35 biscuits