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Anzac Biscuits


  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 80 g porridge oats
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 80 g desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange zested


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.
  • Line 2 large baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan over a low heat.
  • Stir in the golden syrup.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda with 3 tablespoons of boiling water, then stir it into the butter mixture in the pan.
  • Add the flour, oats, sugar and coconut to the pan of melted ingredients.
  • Add the vanilla extract and orange zest.
  • Give the ingredients a good mix.
  • Place heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking trays, leaving around an inch gap between each one.
  • Place in the hot oven for around 10 minutes, or until golden.
  • Move onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely before eating.