Wednesday, April 25, 2012

the crafty kitchen: ANZAC biscuits

ANZAC biscuits are delicious and however you like them - crunchy or chewy - they're easy, cheap and I think a nice way to share the ANZAC tradition with your family.  Politics and political correctness aside, I think it's important that my children know how lucky we are to live in such a great country and just what ANZAC Day represents.  So here's our little contribution to keeping tradition alive (with a few tasty tweaks):

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
150g butter, chopped
3tbs golden syrup
optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips OR 1/2 cup sultanas, dried apple & chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line two trays with baking paper
2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl (except the chocolate/fruit & nuts if using)
3. Stir butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan over low heat until melted
4. Mix butter mixture gently and quickly into dry ingredients until combined (now add the optional ingredients if using and combine) 
5. Roll teaspoonfuls into balls and place on the trays, leaving 3-5cm for spreading
6. Bake for 12 - 15mins or until turning golden
7. Allow to cool on trays completely
Note: As this recipe uses self raising flour, these biscuits tend not to spread so much and stay moister in the middle.  If you like crunchy ANZAC biscuits, bake them for an extra couple of minutes.

little hands turn this ....


into this!

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