To celebrate Anzac day why not get busy in the kitchen and whip up a yummy batch of biscuits. This Anzac biscuit recipe has been passed down for generations so has stood the test of time.

Pamela Morgan shared this family recipe for the book

“This is my grandmother’s recipe for Anzac biscuits. Her name was Mary Sara Cecilia Saville and she was born in the late 1800s. This recipe was passed down to her daughter Joan (my greatgrandmother) who was born in 1919 who then passed it on to her daughter Pamela (my grandma) born in 1948,” Pamela explains.

Makes: 20


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup or treacle
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease two baking trays.
  2. Combine the flour in a large bowl with the sugar, rolled oats and coconut.
  3. Melt the butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat.
  4. Combine the boiling water with the bicarbonate of soda and stir to dissolve. Add to the butter mixture and mix well, then stir into the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  5. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the trays, allowing room for spreading. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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