Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Chewy Anzac Biscuits
It was one afternoon when one of my girls handed me a piece of paper with Anzac biscuits recipe printed on it. She said, "Here is the recipe of the ANZAC bikkies, mom. I made one at school, do you know that this bikkies brought to war by the ANZAC hero ?". "Oh... it's good to hear it from you", I smiled. Well, she said she wanted to make one more batch at home.
It was really nice coincidence as I read before from the news paper what's top search on taste.com.au. It's this Anzac biscuits recipe. Even though Anzac day's behind us,bake our own still call as fun. The recipes were not really different, the taste.com.au use brown sugar while the school one use white, we used both of the recipes. To my taste, brown sugar is much better beside... it's chewy.
Just FYI, ANZAC Day (25th April) is a nationwide day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealander's of the lives lost at war, especially the ANZAC’s (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) of World War I.
This celebratory biscuits carefully use selected ingredients. The exclusion of eggs mean to have a long shelf-life. It's usually hard tack biscuit, but this recipe wouldn't crack your tooth, trust me..
The biscuits went to our tummies while the picture goes to Click event.
Chewy Anzac biscuits
* 1 cup (150g) plain flour
* 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
* 1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut
* 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
* 125g butter
* 2 tbs golden syrup
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
* 2 tbs of water
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
2. Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
3. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
5. Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.
Source: Fresh Living - April 2004