Anzac Biscuits - from Australia's Favourite Recipes Cookbook
One of my other passions apart from reading is cooking; in particular, I enjoy baking. And the added bonus is that the kids can get involved too (even if they do make a bit of a mess!)
With Anzac Day coming up this Tuesday, I thought it would be nice to make some Anzac Biscuits with my two younger daughters, so I checked out my cookbooks and decided to use a recipe from a cookbook titled Australia's Favourite Recipes, which is collated and edited by journalist Leila McKinnon.
The book features over 70 recipes from different families across the nation. The great thing about this book (apart from the great recipes) is that part of the proceeds of the book go to Legacy Australia.
The book was first published through PanMacMillan Australia in 2012, and is a great one to add to your cookbook collection.
Leila explains how her father was always working hard and was rarely in the kitchen. But when he did have time, he would make Anzac biscuits. She shares the recipe in the book.
The recipe uses the following ingredients:
Rolled oats, desiccated coconut, plain flour, caster sugar, unsalted butter, golden syrup, bicarb soda and boiling water.
(I used honey as I didn't have golden syrup, and they turned out as equally as delicious!)
Firstly, I preheated the oven, then I combined the oats, coconuts, flour and sugar into a bowl.
I melted the butter and honey together, then dissolved the bicarb in the boiling water, and put the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and combined well.
I rolled the mixture into balls, then flattened them and placed them on lined baking trays.
I baked them for about 12 minutes, until they were golden.
I'd love to hear how you commemorate Anzac Day. Do you make Anzac biscuits, or attend a dawn service? Or do you have a favourite Anzac Biscuit recipe you use?