Australian Biscuits

I have called these Australian Biscuits as the ingredients I have used in the recipe are not traditional. I have never tasted an Anzac biscuit, but I baked a batch of these for our road trip and to have with our coffee while we were in Sedgefield.

Australian Biscuits
Australian Biscuits
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For years Dave and I have been discussing our lounge furniture. For the most part we don’t need extra seating. But when we have friends or family over, it would be helpful. Last month my parents came to visit and I decided that the time was perfect for us to get something. The first idea had been to get Coricraft chairs to match what we have. But when we looked at the prices, Dave suggested getting another couch. We went into the store to see if we could get colour samples as the fabrics have changed. The lady assisting us did not listen to what I was saying and eventually she gave us 2 colour samples and we left. When we got home Dave measured the space the couch would take up, and it was just not feasible.

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We decided 2 arm chairs would be best, and I decided we did not need to go back to Coricraft. That weekend we drove to Sedgefield, and on the way there we stopped at Botha & Barnard. They made our dining room table, chairs and sideboard all to our specifications in blackwood. And in the showroom they had two chairs, in blackwood, with material that was complementary to our couches. It was as if it was meant to be. The sales lady offered us a great price and when Dave and I went back the following day, Dave decided to order the top for our bar table. This too is bespoke, and in blackwood, so we had to wait a bit for it to be made up. Everything arrived the day before my parents flew down and the chairs really made a difference to the comfort of our lounge.

Australian Biscuits


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Australian Biscuits

The are a non traditional version of a well known Australian national biscuit
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch biscuits
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Friends. Food. Flavour. page 160


  • 154 g xylitol
  • 133 g flour
  • 126 g rolled oats
  • 54 g dessicated coconut
  • 125 g salted butter
  • 30 mls maple syrup
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 10 mls water


  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the xylitol, flour, oats and coconut into a mixing bowl
  • Place the butter and syrup into a saucepan and place over a low temperature until the butter melts
  • Remove from the heat, add the bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine
  • Pour the butter into the dry ingredients, add the water and stir until completely combined
  • Scoop out tablespoon measures of the dough and roll into a ball
  • Place onto a lined baking tray and flatten slightly, leaving space between each one to allow for spreading *
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray
  • Place into an airtight container to keep


* I baked mine in two batches
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17 thoughts on “Australian Biscuits

  1. Your biscuits look like Anzac biscuits, I should try making them with Maple syrup for a change. It looks like they didn’t spread much, which is great. enjoy.

  2. That was a good idea to bake a biscuit to take with you for your road trip. I often back something so we don’t have to stop. Funny how well it worked out with chairs from a different manufacturer. Enjoy them.

  3. It is always best of go to family run businesses if you have specific requirements. The staff in ‘national’ stores are never well trained and seem to have not interest in their jobs at all. I often go to Greymont to shop for furniture but I have very exotic taste. Nice biscuit recipe.

  4. anzac biscuits are so iconic here. i really only eat them on Anzac Day! but they are fabulous. I made heaps for the anzac day celebrations last year – not that it’s a celebration really but you know what i mean 🙂 Yours look good.

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