The most perfect little ANZAC biscuits ever… includes conventional and Thermomix instructions! 10 minutes prep time & 10 minutes cooking time!
I’m very excited to write this little post! Partly because I love ANZAC biscuits and any excuse to make a batch is a pretty darn good one, but also because the very first post on Bake Play Smile was for ANZACS. Anyway, I knew that this little blog was coming up to a teensy milestone and wanted to do a special post to celebrate. Yep, my little baby of a blog has had over 1 million views! I honestly can’t believe it. When I started Bake Play Smile less than two years ago, my plan was for it to become my own little online cookbook. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would have 1 million views. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who visits my blog, leaves gorgeous comments and chats with me on social media. A lot has happened in the last 18 months and your support has meant that I was able to take a giant leap and take leave from my job to work on my blog, which really is a dream come true!
So, I was chatting to Dave about what kind of special post I could do to celebrate hitting the 1 million views mark and he suggested that I redo my very first post – Classic ANZAC biscuits. Oh my gosh.. looking at this post (and reading it!) is like listening to embarrassing speeches at your 21st. You can check it out here. But be warned, you will probably fall over laughing and then start cringing at the awful photos (see it really is like a 21st!). Geez I was so serious about things, and my text is in different colours – and I think I can see my reflection in some of the photos (cue forehead slapping).
I’ve definitely learnt a whole lot over the past 18 months and can’t wait to see what the next 18 months brings. I have lots of little plans for my blog this year, including moving into doing some cooking videos (if I can get over the fact that my voice sounds like a high pitched 8 year old on camera). I’ve also been lucky enough to have the opportunity to launch a new website dedicated to Thermomix recipes with the gorgeous Lauren from Create Bake Make. It’s called ‘Thermobliss’ and is only very new, but you can check it out here.
And so here is my updated ANZAC biscuit recipe (and of course, there’s now Thermomix instructions too!).
Sending you all lots of sugar filled hugs and kisses xxx
Classic ANZAC Biscuits (and a little celebration!)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
- 125 g butter chopped
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced.
- Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.
- Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
- Place butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted.
- Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
- Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture.
- Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls.
- Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden.
- Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Classic ANZAC Biscuits - Thermomix Method
- 125 g butter chopped
- 2 tbs golden syrup
- 130 g brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 90 g rolled oats
- 125 g plain flour
- 65 g desiccated coconut
Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Grease and line two flat baking trays with baking paper.
Place the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl. Melt on for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.
Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter mixture and combine mix for 10 seconds on Speed 3.
Add the rolled oats, plain flour and coconut. Mix together for 40 seconds on Reverse, Speed 2.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays, 5cm apart and flatten slightly.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden. Leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.