And as well as having a holiday, we have a biscuit. Anzac biscuits. I say all this really for any international readers, as the rest of you know them like you know pavlovas and buzzy bees. So let's just get down to business. And pictures...
Having never made these before I had to find a recipe from somewhere and there is certainly no shortage of them around. After all the recent enthusiastic Annabel Langbein talk in my life I decided not to muck around and chose to use her recipe - hopefully a guarantee for success. I would say, with all due respect, that she has mucked around a bit with the original recipe, and added sultanas and nuts, none of which I believe belong in a true Anzac biscuit. So I've gone back to basics in the version below.
They came out soft and chewy and I think I prefer them hard and crispy, so next time I'll try pressing them a bit flatter before baking. How do you prefer yours? And do you like them unadulterated or with additions?
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Heat the butter, golden syrup and water together until the butter melts and add the soda.
Mix the dry ingredients together, then stir the wet to the dry. Roll in to balls (approx 12) and press down with the back of a fork or your fingers.
Bake at 160 degrees for 12 - 15 mins.
I did learn something else new on Thursday. I learnt that Kent's Grandmother, Win, would have turned 100 that day if she were still alive. I saw a photo of her recently and have been wondering about what she was like and what bits of her can be seen in our children.
Let's never forget our Grandmothers, Grandfathers, and all those who have had an impact on our lives. I'm sure we won't.