An Anzac biscuit is my new favourite biscuit – sweet, chewy, with a hint of coconut – just sublime!
I’m not a dunker but I think that these would be perfect to dunk into your favourite hot drink too.
I was inspired to make these after my best friend (who now lives in Australia – nothing to do with getting away from me haha) posted that she was selling Anzac biscuits in her new coffee van venture *FYI if you’re reading this and you’re in Melbourne then check her out – she’s @goldieseventservices on Instagram or you van visit her website here.
I’d never heard of Anzac Day until I met my friend and it was only because she went on an Anzac pilgrimage a few years ago.
FYI – Read below for baking tips.
Vegan – You can make these biscuits vegan by replacing the butter for a plant butter.
Gluten free – These biscuits can be made gluten free by replacing the plain flour for a gluten free alternative. There are a number of gluten free plain flours on the market, however you could switch it up by adding buckwheat flour to the mixture. This would give a slightly nutty flavour to the biscuit and would be delicious!
Sugar content – There is a lot of sugar in this recipe (that’s what makes them so tasty!) but you could experiment by reducing the sugar content slightly or you could use non refined sugar instead. Also, if you find that you do not have enough of either sugars then just adapt to suit what you have.
Golden syrup – If you want to choose a more natural alternative then it is fine to replace the syrup with honey or agave syrup – just use the same amount.
Cooking times – If you like a softer biscuit then leave the biscuits in the oven for the lesser time. I love a snappy, chewy texture so I leave them in slightly longer until they are darker golden brown. Yum yum!
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