Putting Anzac biscuits to the [taste] test
A taste test at the University of Otago, New Zealand, found
that New Zealanders preferred an Australian Anzac biscuits recipe over a New
Zealand one which contained less sugar.
Anzac Biscuits: The Origin and Recipe
(awm.gov.au) Includes two recipes: the old army biscuit or ANZAC
tile/wafer recipe (this is NOT the common "Anzac biscuit") and
"Popular ANZAC Biscuit recipe" (includes coconut).
The ANZAC Biscuit (poppyappeal.com.au) History of the Anzac biscuit, with a recipe (includes
Biscuits (anzacday.org.au) Origin and history of the Anzac biscuit, along with a
recipe (includes coconut).
The Real ANZAC Biscuit Story (armymuseum.co.nz)
Makes the point that easily eaten Anzac biscuits of the kind made today were
not sent to the soldiers at Gallipoli. The first evidence of a typical Anzac
biscuit recipe appears to be in a 1921 publication.
Anzac Biscuits - A Culinary Memorial [bibliographical
details only] (espace.library.curtin.edu.au)
Report on the history of and issues associated with Anzac biscuits, by
Sian Supski, Curtin University of Technology. - Pdf file
apparently accessible by signing in using your Google account at
Among topics covered are:
- Anzac biscuits and Anzac mythology
- the origins of Anzac biscuits
- the role of Anzac biscuits in commemorating Anzac Day
- the variation in Anzac biscuit recipes
- the role of women in the war
- the ingredients: inclusion/omission of coconut and cream of tartar,
addition of wattleseed
Reproduces three recipes: - Anzac Crisps (Green & Gold Cookery Book, 1927)
- Anzac Biscuits (Margaret Fulton Cookbook 25th Anniversary edition, 2004
- Anzac Biscuits (Donna Hay Magazine, Autumn 2001)
The legend of the Anzac biscuit still shrouded in myth (abc.net.au)
17 Apr 2014 Although the common hardtack biscuits, which became known
during World War 1 as Anzac tiles, were sent to the soldiers, it appears to
be only a legend that Anzac biscuits were commonly sent to the soldiers as
Anzac Biscuit Myth (allysongofton.co.nz)
Professor Helen Leach of Otago University
believes that the name "Anzac" and the recipe first came together as "Anzac
Crispies", in New Zealand in 1921.
- ANZAC Biscuits (awm.gov.au) Discusses soldiers' unusual uses of hardtack biscuits and
the uncertainty over the origin of Anzac biscuits.
Stop cashing in on our Anzac legend - says RSL (news.com.au) news.com.au,
1 June 2012 The RSL is concerned about the possible misuse of the
Anzac name during the time leading up to the 100th Gallipoli anniversary in
The approved maker of packaged Anzac biscuits, Unibic Australia, pays 4 per cent
of profits to veterans.
Subway cuts Anzac biscuits after request to alter recipe (ausfoodnews.com.au) Australian Food News, 22 September 2008
"Federal legislation dictates that Anzac biscuits and cakes can only be sold
in Australia if the product 'generally conforms to the traditional recipe
and shape, is not advertised in any way that would play on Australia’s
military heritage, and is not used in association with the word ‘cookies’,
with its non-Australian overtones'."
John Schumann - Anzac Biscuits
John Schumann's song Anzac Biscuits is inspired by
the book Anzac Biscuits by Phil Cummings (published by Scholastic).
There is a recorded interview with John Schumann including a 50-second
sample of the song (at the end of the interview) on this ABC page