ANZAC Macarons

Today was Anzac day – and I have an ANZAC themed meeting tomorrow for my baking club. However, I did not want to make ANZAC biscuits – my mother made an amazing batch of Stephanie’s ANZAC biscuits last week and I am all ANZAC biscuit-ed out. But I still wanted to get in the spirit of things, and I also wanted to see if my macaron success was a fluke.

Turns out it wasn’t! 🙂 I spent far too much time figuring out how to make these taste Anzac-biscuit-flavoured. This is what I went with, plain macarons, topped with honey-flavoured oats, coconut chocolate buttercream and with a small blob of golden syrup jelly in the middle. Yep, golden syrup jelly. And it is delicious! 🙂

ANZAC Macarons
(Inspired by Cherry Coconut macarons from Zumbo)


Golden Syrup Jelly

  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp gelatin powder

Coconut White Chocolate Buttercream

  • 75g coconut cream
  • 125g white chocolate
  • 40g unsalted butter, chopped and softened

  • 1 recipe Plain Macaron shells (use whatever recipe you like, I use Zumbo’s, BraveTart also has a great recipe, and a whole bunch of commandments and myths that are definitely worth checking out – whether you’ve never made macarons before or you’ve made them a hundred times.)
  • 50g butter, melted
  • instant honey-flavoured oats


Golden Syrup Jelly

  1. Combine golden syrup and water in a saucepan
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over surface
  3. Heat until bubbles just start to appear
  4. Pour into container and allow to set in fridge

Coconut White Chocolate Buttercream

  1. Combine white chocolate and coconut cream in saucepan
  2. Heat until combined
  3. Turn heat off and blitz butter until well combined
  4. Allow to cool before using

To assemble, brush macarons with melted butter and sprinkle oats over. Allow to set for 10 minutes, then  place buttercream over one half of macaron, add small blob of jelly, then sandwich together. Then omnomnomnom. 

Hint: have a better trained cat then me when trying to photograph your food.

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4 Responses to ANZAC Macarons

  1. Evelyn says:

    Great flavour idea!

  2. I’m just going to second Evelyn, this is a unique flavor idea and they look absolutely tasty!

  3. Anonymous says:

    There was a lot of golden syrup jelly in the end. In future I would halve the amount.

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