ANZAC Biscuits with Smashed Chocolate Tablet

April 20, 2014

With Easter and ANZAC Day so close, this year, we thought we would combine a traditional ANZAC biscuit with smashed chocolate tablet to create a delicious sweet treat!  This is a fun recipe to make with kids as it is easy, quick and uses only a few ingredients.  The combination of baking soda and heated wet ingredients creates a fizzy science experiment, as well. These biscuits won't last long as they are moist and ooze chocolate.

ANZAC Biscuits, by Alexa Johnston, Ladies, a Plate. Traditional Home Baking, 2008.

1 cup rolled oats (i use a mixture of rolled oats and jumbo oats for a more chunky biscuit, but you can use just the rolled oat variety);

1 cup coconut, dessicated;

3/4 cup plain flour;

1 cup sugar (I am using coconut sugar in lots of my recipes at the moment to replace normal sugar. I buy it at the supermarket and it is a great alternative for sweetness. I used 2/3 cup of coconut sugar for this recipe);

4 ounces butter;

2 Tbsp golden syrup;

1 tsp baking soda;

2 Tbsp boiling water.

Method

  1. Set the oven to 180 deg Celcius.
  2. Combine oats, coconut, sifted flour & sugar in a bowl.
  3. Put butter and golden syrup in a saucepan. Heat until the butter has  melted.
  4. Put the baking soda in a separate bowl. Add boiling water. Mix to a foam.
  5. Add the baking soda foam mixture to the butter mixture. Stir briefly.
  6. Tip the wet mix into the dry ingredients and mix together.
  7. Drop heaped teaspoonfuls of mixture on to a baking tray, lined with baking paper. Leave room between each biscuit for spreading. Lightly press each biscuit with a fork.
  8. Bake one tray at a time for 10-15 minutes, until they are dark golden brown.
  9. Leave to cool before transferring to baking racks. Store in an airtight biscuit jar once they are completely cooled down.

Our Smashed Chocolate Tablet Option:  For a delicious alternative, chop or smash into small pieces about 150-200g of chocolate tablet.  We use Devonport Chocolates Dark Chocolate Tablet but you can use milk chocolate or chocolate chips; and any chocolate brand will do.

Gift Idea for Mother's Day

For your next gift, bake a batch of delicious biscuits and gift them in a stylish biscuit canister. Make sure it is airtight. See our gorgeous yellow General Eclectic Canisters and our CC Interiors White Cookie Jars with freshest Chocolat Biscotto for the perfect, ready baked gift.

For lover's of all things chocolate, give a Devonport Chocolates Chocolate Lover's Dream Hamper, containing a Chocolate Tablet, Truffle Slice, Chocolatier's Box of Chocolates & a Delish Bag of Chocolate Creams. Or, for a quirky gift, send someone a Devonport Chocolates Tablet with an Auckland or Wellington Image.