Saturday, April 24, 2010

Emma aime in the Kitchen: Anzac Biscuits

I was feeling a little patriotic today so decided to make some Anzac biscuits. During World War I, two military divisions of New Zealand and Australian soldiers joined to create the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). They weer sent to Egypt for training and took with them simple travel-worthy oatmeal biscuits. Anzac biscuit are still part of army rations today and tins of them are often sold as fundraising for the veterans.

The bikkies came out so good that they were quickly wolfed down before I had a chance to photograph them so this post will be photoless today! The recipe I used came again from Field Guide to Cookies by Anita Chu.

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 325F or 165C.
Combine oats, flour, sugars in a bowl and set aside.
In a small saucepan melt syrup and butter stirring with a wooden spoon.
In a small bowl combine baking powder with 2 tbsp of boiling water, add the syrup and butter mixture and stir to combine.
Mix syrup mixture into flour mixture until evenly combined.
Drop tablespoon sized balls of mixture onto sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes rotating cookie sheet halfway through. Cool on wire racks.

Why not show your patriotism to the troops and bake some today dear readers ... x

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