Anzac Biscuits: A Timeless Treat Perfect for Your Whirlpool Oven

Anzac Biscuits: A Timeless Treat Perfect for Your Whirlpool Oven

Delightful and cherished in the hearts of Australians.

Anzac biscuits hold a cherished spot in the heart of baking traditions, known for their delightful crunch, rich history, and simple yet irresistible taste. Created around World War I to support ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) soldiers, these biscuits have stood the test of time and today represent a symbol of remembrance and respect. Plus, with their uncomplicated recipe and enduring appeal, they're the perfect treat to whip up in your modern kitchen using a Whirlpool oven. Here’s how you can achieve perfect Anzac biscuits every time, infusing a bit of history into your everyday baking adventures.


For about 20 biscuits, you'll need:

  • 1 cup of quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup of plain all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup (you can substitute with honey if golden syrup is unavailable)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of boiling water


  1. Preheat Your Whirlpool Oven: Begin by preheating your Whirlpool oven to 160°C (320°F). This temperature ensures that the biscuits cook through evenly without burning, thanks to the oven's accurate temperature control.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, and coconut. Stir these ingredients until they’re well combined, setting the foundation for your biscuits.
  3. Melt Butter and Golden Syrup: In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and golden syrup together. Once combined, create a frothy mixture by dissolving the baking soda in boiling water and adding it to the butter mixture. Watch as it froths - that’s the science of baking coming to life!
  4. Mix and Shape Biscuits: Pour the frothy mixture into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Once the batter is ready, take spoonfuls of the mixture and shape them into balls. Place these on a lined baking tray, with ample space between each biscuit. Gently flatten them with the back of a spoon for that traditional Anzac biscuit shape.
  5. Bake to Perfection: Place your baking tray in the preheated Whirlpool oven, and bake the biscuits for about 10-12 minutes, or until they turn a lovely golden brown. Whirlpool ovens offer even heat distribution, ensuring each biscuit is perfectly baked.
  6. Cool and Serve: Once baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and allow them to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. The biscuits will harden as they cool, developing their signature crunch.

Tips for Using Your Whirlpool Oven:

  • Utilise Whirlpool's Multifunction 8 Technology: This feature is perfect for baking, ensuring an even distribution of heat and preventing hot spots, which can be especially useful when baking batches.
  • Experiment with Convection Settings: If your Whirlpool oven has a convection setting, use it to reduce cooking time and promote an even browning. Just remember to adjust the baking time as needed.
  • Bake in Batches for Consistency: Avoid overcrowding the oven to ensure that heat circulates properly around each biscuit, promoting an even bake.

Anzac biscuits, with their storied past and delicious flavor, offer a wonderful way to connect with history through the art of baking. And with the precision and efficiency of a Whirlpool oven, achieving the perfect batch of these beloved biscuits has never been easier. Whether for Anzac Day, a school project, or simply as a treat to enjoy with a cup of tea, these biscuits are sure to impress. Bake, share, and enjoy the timeless taste of Anzac biscuits, a delectable tribute to history made in your very own kitchen.