Thursday, September 1, 2011

Anzac biscuits

To celebrate the presence of a bottle of liquid nectar or as its also known, Lyle's golden syrup in our house (bought from the UK) and because a Kiwi friend is popping in for a coffee tomorrow morning I decided to make some Anzac biscuits.
As always I have the idea of what to make then realise when I've already set to that I don't have half the ingredients. In this case I didn't have the required desiccated coconut. I have substituted in crushed flaked almonds with very satisfactory results.  Lets see what the native says tomorrow morning.....

Anzac biscuits

1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of desiccated coconut or crushed flaked almonds
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of jumbo oats
125g butter
1tbs golden syrup
1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
2 tbs boiling water

Set oven to 160c (315F).
Mix together flour, almonds, brown sugar & oats in a bowl. Melt butter & golden syrup together.
In a little bowl pour boiling water over bicarb of soda. Mix into butter & syrup.  Pour over the oats mixture and stir to combine.
Roll small balls of the mixture in your hands and put onto lined tray.  Flatten each ball with the palm of your hand.
Bake for 20mins (ish) until the biscuits are golden.

PS. If you'v never heard of Anzac biscuits google it! Its a interesting story...

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