I have a confession to make…

I need to get something off my chest. It’s been bugging me for a while now.

It’s slightly embarrassing, so please, be kind.

Here it is. My confession…

I cannot make Anzac biscuits.

Phew! That feels better!

But seriously, I cannot make them. Pretty sad, right? And I’m Australian. Surely it has to be in my DNA or something that I should be able to make them?

Image credit taste.com.au
What they should look like. Image credit

I’ve tried numerous recipes over the years, but NONE of them have worked. I have tried recipes from celebrity chefs, from Australian cooking icons, from friend’s grandma’s recipe books. All have been an #epicfail.

Although, they could actually be in vogue right now, as Masterchef keeps featuring “crumb” this and that. Walnut crumb. Shortbread crumb. Perhaps I could patent my Anzac biscuit crumb?

I can make a mean shortbread. Actually, it’s not mean. It’s delicious, if I do say so myself 🙂

But why on earth can I not make Anzac biscuits?! It’s not rocket science. Or maybe it is?

Do you have a guaranteed #nofail Anzac biscuit recipe that you could share with me? Please?!

What is something “simple” that you should be able to make, but can’t?

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22 thoughts on “I have a confession to make…

  1. I would blame it on your oven. That’s what I would do anyway :). I can’t make an egg white omelette! That’s all I could think of. My husband makes an awesome one, but I suck at them.


  2. I’m coeliac so haven’t had anzacs for ages (oats aren’t GF) but I used to like them when they were bendy!

    I suck at making my mother’s roast gravy. I do everything the same as she does but it never tastes the same. Maybe she sneaks something in there when I’m not looking!


  3. Do you have the Edmonds Cookbook in Australia because that is my go to Anzac biscuit recipe! Deviate too far one way and they can fail though (usually if you put in too much butter!). I’m pretty ok at them but I really have to watch them as they cook as literally a minute too long and they burn! If you’d like it let me know and I will type it out for you.


  4. For YEARS, I was terrible at baking! People would say, get a packet! And somehow, I’d still stuff it up. I had a great ANZAC biscuit recipe once. The first couple of times, I did a great job but alas, I ended up stuffing it up too. So, sorry. I can’t help you!


  5. This might be unpopular but Anzac biscuits are overrated! I’d take some of your mean shortbread any day!


  6. Try Anazac biscuits as a slice – slap it all into a rectangular tin .
    I can make them , never the same way twice.
    I can’t make a decent biscuit crumb though for cheesecake etc.


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