Made during the war to raise funds, these chewy or crunchy – depending on your preference – biscuits, were also often sent in care packages to the troops overseas. Without eggs, they kept well making them ideal for the long voyage by sea.  

Traditional Anzac biscuit recipe


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


  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.

ANZAC Biscuit – The Facts!

  • The trusty ANZAC biscuit dates back to WW1 – originally known as an ANZAC wafer or tile, with their long-shelf life and heartiness were given to soldiers instead of bread
  • Many soldiers – who could barely stomach the original tile, used to do anything to make them more appetising, even trying to ground it down into porridge
  • When loved ones back on home soil got wind of the standard of ANZAC biscuits being fed to our soldiers, they made their own recipe based on Scottish oatcakes – filled with much more palatable ingredients
  • ANZAC biscuits are now enjoyed across all Australian households, with even the most amateur baker would struggle to make these taste bad!

Commemorate Your Way on ANZAC Day

The ANZAC spirit lives on in us all, and on 25 April we invite you to commemorate in a way that is meaningful to you. On ANZAC Day, you can attend an RSL service, light up the dawn at home, participate online, or take the opportunity to connect with your local community.