08 April, 2010

Anzac Biscuits

I was in the kitchen just then making anzac biscuits with my sister, and remembered just in time to whip out my camera to start flashing away.
Anzac biscuits are basically just oaty, sugary biscuits that can either be chewy or crunchy (I prefer chewy!).
It's a biscuit made for the commemoration of Australian soldiers back in the war.. but thats the boring part.. lets get on to the nitty gritty.

Okay, so i started the biscuits by melting some butter and golden syrup into small pan.

And then in a seperate bowl (for the dry mix) I combined some Coconut (mmm)and brown sugar

And to that fabulous mixture, in went some sifted plain flour

Then finally, for the dry ingredients, some oats. I then added a teaspoon of bicarb soda (baking soda) to 2 Tablespoons of hot water and mixed it up in a tiny bowl.
I then added it to the dry mixture.
I also added the melted butter and golden syrup mixture.

And mixed until all combined. (of course!). It was tricky, but I rolled tablespoons of the mixture and pressed it down lightly with a fork on to my prepared baking tray. I say it's tricky because mine was waaaaay too dry, so adding a little bit of more hot water is good.

Put 'em in for about 10 minites-ish...

And you'll end up with these beauties. Oh, and transfer to a wire cooling rack when out of the oven!
Here are some pictures to feast your eyes on

store in a airtight container.. but they will probably all get eaten just on the cooling rack alone.

- 1 cup plain flour (All-Purpose flour)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup coconut
- 220 grams of unsalted butter
- 2 Tbs of golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda (baking soda)
- 2 Tbs of hot water

Preheat oven to 155c degrees celcius.
Combine flour, coconut, sugar and oats and let rest.
In a small saucepan melt butter and golden syrup until just melted.
In a small cup or bowl (save on the dishes) combine 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda to 2 Tablespoons fo hot water, and mix up. Pour bicarb mixture in to dry mixture, and also pour in golden syrup mixture.
Mix together, if mixture is too dry to work with (if you cant press it into a ball easily) then just add some more hot water.
roll mixture in to balls and place on prepared oven tray. press down lightly with the back of a fork to slightly flatten.
Place in the hot oven, and cook for about 10 easy miniutes.

Cucina felice!!

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