Monday, 25 April 2016

Anzac biscuits

Now although I'm not from Australia or New Zealand I did live in Sydney for a while and my fella is from New Zealand so I feel like I can justify an ANZAC post.

If you don't know, ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and on the 25th April Aussies and New Zealanders commemorate the first major military action they fought in the 1st World War.

Or if you're like me you commemorate by baking ANZAC biscuits..!

ANZAC Biscuits on Ballpoints & Biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are super simple to make and taste seriously delicious. It is said that they were baked by the wives of soldiers to send their husbands off to war with a sweet treat that would keep well.

However, it does seem that there has been a little confusion over the years as the biscuits the army were issued with, called 'ANZAC tiles', were actually something called a hardtack, a cracker type thing to you and me.

ANZAC Biscuits on Ballpoints & Biscuits

These delicious oaty biscuits are what ANZAC biscuits have come to be known as and they are probably my favourite biscuit ever. This recipe makes 10 biscuits but can very easily be doubled.

The ingredients are very simple:

40g porridge oats
40g desiccated coconut
50g plain flour
50g caster sugar
50g butter
1/2 tbsp honey or golden syrup
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Mix the oats, coconut, flour and sugar together in a bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a small saucepan then add the honey and stir it together. Next mix your bicarbonate of soda with 1 tablespoon of boiling water and then add the mixture to the butter and honey. Make a well in your dry ingredients and pour the butter mixture in and stir it gently brining it all together to a crumbly textured dough.

Place walnut sized balls of dough on a lined baking tray with an inch or so in-between each biscuit and bake for 8-10 minutes until a gorgeous golden colour and leave to cool on a wire rack.

ANZAC Biscuits on tray

These are yummy on their own, with a cup of tea, with a glass of milk, with ice cream or just any scenario really and I challenge you to find someone who doesn't think they are completely delicious!

If you're feeling a bit adventurous you could always add some raisins or cranberries or maybe even a scoop of peanut butter to the mix but maybe just don't tell any New Zealanders or Aussies that you're messing with their recipe!

ANZAC Biscuits on tray

ANZAC Biscuit stack on tray

(Let me know if you make these scrummy biscuits by tagging me on Instagram or on Twitter)



  1. Aw these sound so lovely and the recipe looks great, I would love to make these for my little boy to try! Loving your blog and pictures :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    1. Make them with your little boy, seriously kid friendly recipe! Tag me on instagram @pipleon if you do! x

  2. These look so yummy! Definitely going to make these soon as a snack for work! New follower on Bloglovin'
    lots of love, Jane
    Marble and Rose

    1. Oh I hope they were delicious, tag me on instagram if you ever try them x

  3. That looks amazing!! I really need to try this at some point as I am always looking for new recipes and to improve my cooking skills, haha!



    1. Such a crowd pleaser of a biscuit, deffos give them a try! x

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