How To Make PERFECT Anzac Biscuits, According To The Experts

Apr 24, 2019


A local Country Women’s Association president shares her family recipe for the iconic Anzac biscuit…

Emma de Courcy-Ireland -- from the CWA’s North Adelaide/Bowden branch -- tells the sacred recipe was passed down from her grandmother who baked the biscuits to send off to troops fighting in WWI.

A PDF version of the recipe is available here

Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Makes approximately 35


1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour (sifted)

1 cup white sugar (half cup white and half cup brown will give a good snap if that is desired)

3/4 cup desiccated coconut

125 g butter (melted)

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon boiling water


1. Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees celcius and line trays with baking paper.

2. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients – rolled oats, flour, sugar and coconut.

3. Into a saucepan, place the butter, golden syrup, bicarb soda and water. Stir and heat to boiling point.

4. Add the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

5. Roll tablespoon sized balls (32g if you want to be specific) in your hands and place on lined baking trays.

6. Cook for 15-20 minutes until light golden. Allow to cool on tray.