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The best ANZAC biscuits in Sydney

Because what's a long weekend without a commemorative biscuit?

Photograph: Robert Polmear

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 Pastry's ANZAC biscuit

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.

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Newtown

Bourke Street Bakery's oatmeal cookie

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.

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Surry Hills

Brickfields' ANZAC biscuit

These are pretty much the mortal enemy of Bourke Street's version. Soft and yielding, with a loose, buttery crumb, they hover somewhere between oat slice and muesli cookie territory. 

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Chippendale
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Flour and Stone's ANZAC biscuit

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.

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Wooloomooloo

Berkelo's Anzac biscuit

In addition to a classic Anzac biscuit, Berkelo is offering a jazzed up 'well dressed’ version. This epic Anzac starts with a cookie base which is then topped with rosemary meringue and native lime curd.

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Brookvale

Sonoma Baking Company's ANZAC biscuit

These bad boys fall into classic Anzac biscuit territory: flat and caramelly sweet with no added gimmicks. The golden disks have a bit of crunch and are perfect for dunking in a cup of tea.

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Alexandria
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Find more ANZAC day shenanigans here

ANZAC Day in Sydney

Mark the anniversary with contemplation at a dawn or sunset service followed by a round of two-up at the boozer.

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By: Emma Joyce

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