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Campsite Recipe: Rich and Delicious Anzac Biscuit

We are always on the lookout for new snacks to have while camping. Our campfire pizza recipe has become our go-to yummy warm dinner on cooler nights. These soft and chewy Anzac biscuit are so easy to make and so delicious you’ll wonder why you never tried this before! Not only will they give a boost of energy on any day in camp or along a hike, but they are mighty filling too.

Baking at a campsite might sound like a heap of extra work, but by prepping the ingredients at home and following these simple steps, you can have scrumpscious, warm, fresh biscuits any day. Snuggle up with your family around the campfire with a hot chocolate and these incredible Anzac biscuit for a cosy evening in camp.

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Ingredients

  • 150g (1 cup) plain flower
  • 90g (1 cup) rolled oats
  • 85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 180g (3/4 cup) raw sugar
  • 130g butter
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 cup water
all the dry ingredients in a pyrex measuring jug on weighting scales on a kitchen bench
Measuring out our dry ingredients at home before we went camping. This saves on time but also so much space in your dry-stores box! Besides, who takes measuring scales camping?! Not me :p

Weigh all the dry ingredients (flour, oats, coconut and sugar) and transfer to a container. I like to use either reusable sandwich bags or recyclable paper bags. However, if using paper bags remember to store them inside your sealed dry stores box to prevent moisture or hungry little critters catching the scent of the yummy ingredients.

I also measure out the bicarbonate of soda and golden syrup as those are not part of our typical camping staples. Most bars of butter have eights along the packaging making for easy portioning at the campsite.

Anzac biscuit dry mix, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and water – all pre-measured and ready to go to make baking at your campsite easy as pie

TIP: I used the little containers I bought for storing baby food – those things can be used for so many things!

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Method

Preheat your hooded barbecue to 160C (320F). Use spray oil or rub butter on a sheet of baking paper or tin foil. Place a sheet of tin foil under the trivet to help diffuse the heat. We have tried this before with a pizza stone but it cooked the base too fast and we ended up with hard base and raw top. So don’t use the pizza stone for this recipe.

If using a camp oven in an open fire, heat the oven to roughly 160C. Though it is much harder to control the temperature than the barbecue the woody taste is incredible! Sometimes I use an oven thermometer to help keep track of the temperature.

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
  2. Add the golden syrup and bicarbonate of soda to the butter, string continuously.
  3. Transfer butter mixture to a large bowl
  4. Pour in the dry ingredients mixture (flour, oats, coconut and sugar)
  5. Add roughly 2 tablespoons of water (more if the mixture is too viscous)
  6. Using your hands or two spoons roll out the mixture into small balls roughly the size of a gobstopper
  7. Place each ball on the greased paper and squash slightly with the palm of your hand. The biscuits will flatten further and spread out during cooking
  8. Place in the weber for 10-15mins. The cookies are done when golden but still soft in the centre.
  9. Leave to cool and ENJOY!

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11 Comments

    1. That’s a great recipe, I also make a favourite recipe on a regular basis, just to keep in the house. I love your family photo, at Kalbarri National Park, isn’t it?

      1. Yes that is Natures Window in Kalbarri National Park – we just love it there!!

    1. I’m actually going camping this weekend! I’m so happy I stumbled across this because now I’m excited to try it out! I’ll let ou know how it goes!

    1. These sound amazing! I love Anzac biscuits and I would never have thought to make them while camping. Will have to give them a go on our next camping trip.

      1. We have my random pregnancy cravings to thank for baking biscuits while camping! I’m sure glad we did though, it was so nice and warm on those cool nights

    1. I’d not heard of an anzac biscuit before. Glad I checked out your post! Looks like a fun treat to make on a future camping trip.

      1. Thanks Steve, Anzac biscuits are an Australian tradition. I’d not had one before arriving Down Under either but now they are my favourite

      1. You must! They are delicious, even if I do say so myself

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