QWhy did my Anzac biscuits turn out flat? While they’re now available commercially all year round, there’s nothing quite like homemade Anzac biscuits. Not just for the flavour, but the actual baking process, which is a nice reminder of the women who made them with such love for the soldiers of WW1. The original recipe is simple: just 1 cup each of oats, plain flour, sugar and coconut, mixed with 12 ⁄ cup melted butter, 1-2 tbs golden syrup, 2 tbs boiling water and 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda. This produces a slightly risen, crunchy biscuit. If your biscuit is a bit flat, your recipe may not have used bicarb (or another raising agent like baking powder). The addition of boiling water helps activate the raising agent, too.