This is a moreish twist on the classic Anzac bikkie. There are so many variations for this biscuit but I’ve used the original 1914 recipe because it makes soft chewy centred ANZAC biscuits.
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How to Make an Anzac Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwich
Why-oh-why have I only just discovered the pure comfort food joy of this combo. I feel I have wasted all prior ANZAC biscuit encounters. I must go back in time and tell my younger self about the deliciousness that is ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice cream.
Here’s how you can enjoy them too …
Recipe and images by Elise Clarkson from Wild Mountain Child for Families Magazine – Gold Coast
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup plain flour
- ¼ sugar
- 125g butter, cubed
- 1 large rounded tablespoon golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tablespoons hot water
Directions for baking the biscuits:
- Preheat oven to 160°C.
- Grease and line two baking trays.
- Mix together the oats, flour and sugar in a bowl.
- Melt the butter and golden syrup together, add bicarbonate of soda dissolved in the hot water. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Roll into balls the size of a walnut (or a 10-cent piece) and place on the prepared trays. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.
- Allow to cool and crisp on tray.
Assembling the ice cream sandwich:
- Use a round cookie cutter that is roughly the size of the biscuits and press into the tub of ice cream. Scoop it out using a spatula to lift the entire cookie cutter with the ice cream in tact out of the tub. Skim off the excess ice cream with a knife.
- Prepare some food wrap on a clean work surface and place on of the biscuits top down on the food wrap. Push the ice cream out of the cookie cutter and onto the biscuit.
- Place another biscuit on top and press down just slightly.
- Wrap with food wrap and place into the freezer for 1-2 hours to set
- Repeat for the rest of the biscuits
- Remove from the freezer and drizzle with golden syrup and enjoy!
The Nitty Gritty:
- To get a nice round ice cream cut out, use a new tub of ice cream
- Slightly melted ice cream is easier to work with
- Makes 10-14 ice cream sandwiches (depending upon how many biscuits you eat along the way)