A biscuit or cookie originally sent in food parcels to Australian and New Zealand troops during the First World War when eggs were scarce, the Anzac (named after the term for Australian and New Zealand soldiers) has become a national favorite.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F / Gas mark 4.
  2. In a large saucepan melt the butter and golden syrup, then remove from the heat and cool.
  3. Add the white sugar, flour, rolled Oats and coconut and mix thoroughly.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in 1 tablespoon of water and add to the mixture.
  5. Line a baking tray with cooking paper.
  6. Roll small rounds of the mixture and place on the baking tray, remembering to allow room for the biscuits to spread.
  7. Flatten with a fork.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

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