The traditional Anzac bikkie is usually a simple mixture of flour, oats, golden syrup, dessicated coconut, sugar, butter and bicarbonate of soda. The original recipe, like most historical recipes, is a little harder to pin down.The first recorded recipe for ‘Anzac biscuits’ is completely different to modern Anzacs, though other very similar recipes existed under names like “rolled oat biscuits” and “soldier’s biscuits” in cookbooks during the early 1900s.

They range from super-chewy to mega-crisp. They’re buttery, with the smoky warmth of golden syrup and the fragrance of coconut and oats throughout. They’re totally delicious, and perfect to dunk into a cup of tea or coffee (whether it’s been perked up with a splash of rum or not).

 + If you can’t find golden syrup, you could use ⅓ cup (80ml) maple syrup instead