The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, eggless sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut.

The following recipe (without coconut) was published in The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Queensland) on Saturday, 14th August 1926.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbls golden syrup
  • 2 tbls boiling water
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)

Method

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Mix golden syrup, boiling water and bicarbonate of soda until they froth. Add melted butter.
  3. Combine butter mixture and dry ingredients.
  4. Drop teaspoons of mixture onto floured tray, allowing room for spreading.
  5. Bake in a slow oven at about 180 for 10-12 mins.