Just in time to cure your hot cross bun withdrawal, here comes a whole weekend dedicated to the ANZACs – and the biscuits that bear their name. We scoured Sydney to find the best locally baked offerings. Here’s our rundown of where to find the tastiest and what to expect when you do.
Black Star’s ANZAC biscuits are a bit like that quoll you saw once: a fleeting glimpse, but a totally awesome one. They only do them for a matter of days each year so you have to get in there fast for a buttery, coconutty, chewy biscuit with that sweet Golden Syrup perfume.
On first sight, these flat-as-a-pancake biscuits look like they might be burnt. But do not confuse burning with caramelisation. Because these almost brandy snap-like baked goods tells a tale of golden syrup and great volumes of butter. And we love the tearing motion they make when you break them apart.
Now this is a traditional ANZAC biscuit: just crunchy enough, rich with butter and syrupy to boot. A generous sprinkling of toasted coconut is the only embellishment on an otherwise defiantly plain creation. And because they come in packs of six, there’s plenty to share out.