Food for gay men: Anzac Biscuits

An Australian classic.

Food for gay men: Anzac Biscuits

These are easy to make and store well.

Generally associated with 25 April which is when ANZAC Day is celebrated.

I've made a batch of these for the Naked Co-working event that I'm hosting today. My biscuits have turned out a bit darker than the photo, as I had to substitute treacle for the golden syrup, but I think the war heroes of Down Under would be proud of my determination to succeed.

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  • 60g butter
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (45g)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (50g)
  • 1/2 plain flour (68g)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (100g)


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  • Heat the butter and syrup in a saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted, then add the water and set aside.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, then pour the warm butter mixture over and stir to combine.
  • Line 1 large or 2 small baking trays with baking paper. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on the tray about 5cm apart. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave the biscuits on the tray for a further 5 minutes, then allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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