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Anzac Biscuits

An Anzac biscuit is a sweet biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand. The main ingredients being rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water.

History of the Anzac Biscuit

It is known that non-perishable variations of Scottish oatmeal biscuits were made at home and sent to soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in World War I, via sea with no refrigeration. It is interesting to note that the Australian War Memorial in Canberra suggests that they were not actually named ANZAC Biscuits until after the World War I, when they were actually made and sold as fund-raisers for returned soldiers.


Our President Rhondda Vanzella showcased Anzac Biscuits on Channel 10 Breakfast Show

Traditional Recipe

Extracted from the CWA 1933 Calender Cook Book,

"Cakes and Afternoon Tea Delicacies".

Loved by generations, the following recipe is written as it was in the CWA 1933 Calender Cook Book, "Cakes and Afternoon Tea Delicacies.

Gluten Free Anzac Biscuit

Eating gluten-free food doesn't mean missing out on this Australian tradition. Following is a great gluten-free Anzac Biscuit recipe for you.

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Anzac Biscuits

Extracted from, The Australian Women's Weekly's

"The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits".