Anzac biscuit recipe approved by some of your favourite MasterChef contestants

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Baking Anzac biscuits for Anzac Day is a tradition in many households and now that we're in isolation, it's the perfect time to try baking them yourself if you've never done so before.

Anzac biscuits originated during World War I when partners and families would send the famous biscuits made from rolled oats, golden syrup and flour as they "had high nutritional value and kept well while being transported overseas".

Anzac Biscuit
Australia's MasterChef favourites have shared their Anzac Biscuit recipe and it's delicious. Photo: Getty

If you're looking for an easy recipe that's also been approved by some of your favourite MasterChef contestants including Hayden Quinn, Justine Schofield and Derek Lau, you're in luck, here it is:

Traditional ANZAC Biscuit Recipe


1 ¼ cups of plain flour, sifted

1 cup Uncle Tobys Traditional Oats

½ cup caster sugar

¾ cup desiccated coconut

150g unsalted butter, chopped

2 tablespoons golden syrup

1½ tablespoons boiling water

½ teaspoon bicarb soda


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.

  2. Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.

  3. In a small saucepan place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the

  4. butter has fully melted.

  5. Mix the bicarb soda with 1½ tablespoons boiling water and add to the golden syrup

  6. mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat.

  7. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined. Roll

  8. tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on baking trays lined with non-stick

  9. baking paper, pressing down on the tops to flatten slightly.

  10. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Justine took to Instagram to share the tasty recipe, writing, "Usually, on ANZAC Day, I meet my dad at the pub for a bit of two-up after he marches to commemorate those who have served. He, himself served in the Vietnam war.

"This year is going to be a bit different as we’re all stuck at home. The upside is I’m going to be baking batches and batches of these delightful ANZAC biscuits to drop off to my family, an extra big batch for Dad, of course!"

One fan commented: "Saw this and had to jump up and make a batch, while watching Masterchef."

"Shut up and take my money,” another person joked.

Derek shared the same recipe, writing: "With Anzac Day just around the corner, and as a proud Australian, we should all embrace the joy of cooking together by having a crack at our much-loved national treasure - ANZAC biscuits! While you’re spending more time at home, get together with your family and kids in your household and make this delicious treat for everyone to enjoy."

One follower commented, "I need to try this!", while another added: "I legit cannot bake to save my life but I’m going to try these for sure."

Baking these would definitely be the perfect activity this weekend.

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