Delicious Anzac Biscuits for Anzac Day.
I also made the Macadamia and Golden Syrup Tart posted by Chew Town. It was very tasty but I think that I would return to a butter based pastry next time. The salty, creaminess of great lashings of butter in a pastry, is perfection.
There are so many recipes for Anzac Biscuits. Here is the one I used, thanks to my daughter who brought it home from school and was my cooking (and eating) accomplice today. Happiness.
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
125 g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons of water
Preheat the oven to 160°C or 140C fan-forced. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.
Today was the 100th year anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli. Melbourne seemed to collectively pause to mark this occasion.
Photo source: abc.net.au
Lest we forget.