Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not quite an ANZAC

This might be the last time I can officially make my ‘Not Quite and Anzac’ Biscuits, so here they are for all to see.

ANZAC day is the Australian “Remembrance Sunday” remembering those who served their country during wars past, and honouring the work done by ‘our’ current servicemen and women.

On the 3rd of May Sam and I will attend our citizenship ceremony and become Australian Citizens. We will finally have the same citizenship status as our two daughters who were both born in Australia since we moved here almost 5 years ago.

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The biscuits are based on a Marie Claire recipe but I don’t like desiccated coconut so I substituted ground almonds, and then added chocolate chips in to the mix just for fun. (Sometimes we add nuts as well, toasted walnuts work well, or maybe macadamias – Australian grown of course!.)

Flour 125g
Sugar 225g
Ground Almonds 90g
Oats 100g (I didn’t have enough oats so used some oatmeal as well)
Butter 125g
3tbs Golden Syrup
Bi-carb of Soda (1tsp dissolved in 2tbs warm water)
(Optional) 1 Cup of Choc chips, nuts, raisins etc, whatever combo takes your fancy.

Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl, for cooking with toddlers the pre-measuring it all into cups method works well!

DSC_2684She knows the drill DSC_2691DSC_2716Melt the butter and golden syrup in a small pan,DSC_2683Add the bi-carb/water mix to the butter, it will froth up dramatically like thisDSC_2703add this to the dry mix and stir well. DSC_2724 DSC_2737 Spoon teaspoons of mixture onto a baking tray and bake in the oven.DSC_2749 Now the book suggests 15 minutes on 180 but my oven is apparently all powerful and mighty and 8 minutes on 160 is just perfect.


This mixture makes about 2 dozen (or more) biscuits so if I’m being disciplined then I cook a dozen and then roll the rest of the mixture into a log, slice it and freeze the rest in a plastic container half a dozen at a time between greaseproof paper. That way I can have hot fresh cookies in 10 minutes straight from the freezer.

What is ANZAC Day?
ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

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