Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious crunchy biscuits from 'Down-under'. The national biscuit of New Zealand and Australia.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon boiling water
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup desiccated coconut
- 30 g sunflower seeds
- 30 g sesame seeds
- 50 g walnuts, chopped
- Mix the oats, flour, sugar, coconut, sunflower seeds and walnuts in a large bowl.
- Mix the golden syrup into the melted butter and add this to the center of the dry ingredients.
- Add the bicarbonate of soda to the boiling water and pour into the center of the butter mixture.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Roll about a tablespoon of the mixture into a ball in your hands. Now flatten it between your hands and place it on a greased baking tray.
- Repeat until all ingredients are used up.
- Bake at 150°C for 20 minutes.
- To make them a bit crunchier, leave them in the oven for a further 30 minutes at 20°C.
I made this as a slice - it was quick and easy and really enjoyable - it will be perfect for lunch boxes.
Edible but a bit dry. My husband and myself looked and next time we might try a traditional recipe, it looked like this was probably a new zealand version of the normal australian anzac biscuits so we might try those instead next time.
I made these twice trying to get them right. The first time, they didn't come out right per the poster, Kiwi Kathy. The second time, I got them browned, but they were still crumbly and flat. Left intact from my first review: Mine were very crumbly, not sure if that's normal; they also had difficulty staying intact on the baking sheet! I think the next time I find myself working with such crumbly dough, I will make use of a couple drops of water. For the second batch, I did add the water and that didn't help; my DH thought that I should have added cream. I probably won't try these again, but if I did, I would try cream. In analyzing this with my DH, we also considered that these may not translate or work in this hemisphere. Thanks, Kiwi Kathy! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap.