chunky and chewy: we switch up the traditional anzac biscuit with mānuka honey

Anzac Day – on April 25 each year – is a special day in New Zealand. It’s our day to honour the New Zealanders killed in war and those who came home. It also lends its name to a very Kiwi biscuit.

Anzac Day began as a commemoration of the anniversary of the 1915 landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula. The World War I campaign aimed to capture the Dardanelles, which would allow access to the strategically important Bosphorus and the Black Sea. The invasion ultimately proved a failure for New Zealand and its allies, with the Turks defending their country and holding onto Gallipoli.

In honour of all those who have served and are serving New Zealand around the world, this Wednesday we’re reflecting on your sacrifices with thanks. And the traditional Anzac biscuits, served as per the Empire would have it, with a strong cup of tea.

We made the recipe a bit of a twist on the classic and very easy Edmonds Cookbook one – replacing golden syrup with our own good stuff.

The consistency of your biscuits depends on the ‘size’ of your desiccated coconut and rolled oats. If you like the texture chunky, leave as is, like we’ve done. For a slightly smoother textured bikkie, give them a very quick whizz in a food processor with a blade attachment.

Ingredients:

½ cup standard flour (we used Edmonds of course!)

⅓ cup sugar

⅔ cup finely desiccated coconut

¾ cup rolled oats

50g butter

1 Tbsp The True Honey Co 300+ MGO Mānuka honey

½ tsp Edmonds baking soda

2 Tbsp boiling water

Assembled and cooked thus:

1. Preheat your oven to 180˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper or spray lightly with oil to prevent the sticky mixture sticking.

2. In a generously sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, coconut and rolled oats together.

3. Melt the butter and Mānuka honey together in another bowl.

4. Dissolve baking soda in the boiling water and add to butter and golden syrup.

5. Stir butter mixture into the dry ingredients.

6. Place level tablespoonfuls of biscuit mix onto cold greased trays and flatten with a fork (dip the fork into water if it starts to stick). These don't spread as they bake so you can pop them quite close together.

7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. (It’s a good idea to check your biscuits at about 12 minutes if you prefer a chewier texture.) Once they’re done, remove from the oven and leave on the tray for 5 minutes. Then spread them out on a wire rack to cool.

 

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Nutritional Information 300+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 300+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 300+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 300mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 500+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 500+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 500+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 500mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 700+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 700+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 700+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 700mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 850+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 850+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 850+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 850mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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Nutritional Information 1000+ MGO
Serving size: 5g (1 tsp)  
  Ave Qty
Per Serving
Ave Qty
Per 100g
Energy 67kJ 1340kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.4g
Fat, total 0.0g 0.0g
– saturated 0.0g 0.0g
Carbohydrates 4.0g 79.6g
– sugars 3.9g 78.1g
Sodium 0.6mg 12.0mg
Not suitable for infants under 12 months of age  

INGREDIENTS:

New Zealand Manuka Honey 

STORAGE:

Upright at room temperature 

MGO 1000+

Every batch of our honey is independently tested for its methylglyoxal levels. This MGO 1000+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 1000mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

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