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Monday, April 26, 2010

ANZAC Biscuits

What appropriate biscuits to make on ANZAC Day ! Yesterday was ANZAC day in Austalia (read below for definition). And Anthony was hanging out to make them - they taste so yummy - he's so clever and has a passion for baking. Make according to this recipe and they will be crunchie to bite or bake at 18OoC for 10 minutes for a chewy biscuit. You're all welcome to come by for a cuppa and enjoy with us.

* ANZAC Day commemorated and honours Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. ANZAC Day was first marked in 1916. The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand solders on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915.

** Recipe inspired by Belinda Jeffery "Mix and Bake" Anzac Biscuits

1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 tab golden syrup
2 tab boiling water
1 1/2 teas bicarbonate of soda
1 teas vanilla essence

Preheat oven 16OoC (15OoC fan forced)and line baking tray with baking paper.

In a large bowl mix together oats, coconut, flour and caster sugar. In a small saucepan melt over medium heat butter, golden syrup. Remove from heat and add boiling water and bicarbonate of soda. This will cause the mixture to froth so be careful not to allow it to overflow in the saucepan. Stir and pour directly over the oat mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Roll int balls (20g) and place on baking paper 5cm apart to allow room to spread. Flatten slightly with a fork and baking in the oven at 16OoC (15OoC fan forced) for 16 minutes.

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