Happy Anzac Day

I barely get the time to cook these days, let alone bake, but this Sunday was actually good weather for it (as in, it was raining and overcast all day in London!). Ang and I had talked about possibly baking some on Monday night, but I realised that we would both probably be too tired from our normal long working day. There are plenty of other good reasons to bake them such as making something tangible can be quite therapeutic, the bikkies are good reminders of home, and they just taste real good (and yes, I took the photo below).

Anzac Biscuits

Read on if you want to find out the recipe I used.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats (I substituted porridge oats as that’s all I could find)
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water


  1. Mix most of the dry ingredients together (flour, oats, sugar and coconut)
  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup over a gentle heat
  3. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the water, stir that mixture into the butter and golden syrup mix and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix until you can’t see any more white flour.
  4. Put heaped tablespoons of the mixture (allowing for spreading) onto greased or lined baking trays
  5. Bake in a moderate (180C) over for about 15-20 minutes til golden
  6. Remove from the oven when you’re happy with their colour, leave on the tray for a short time and then lift them off with a spatula to cool on wire racks.

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