by Jig along
Lest we forget indeed.
In the absence of a memorial here, I'm serving Anzac biscuits for morning tea. It's not much, but it's what I can do.
This is a lovely series of images.
What ingredients do you use or is a family secret?.
2 cups of rolled oats,
1/2 cup of sugar,
1 cup of flour,
1 teaspoon cream tartar,
1/2 teaspoon of soda,
1/2 cup of melted butter,
1 teaspoon of golden syrup,
4 tablespoons of boiling water.
I was unable to dig out my recipe as it's currently buried in the bottom of a box, so I made one up. I don't like it as much as I do my normal one, so next time I'll use more rolled oats.
What I did last night was:
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup flour
125 g butter, melted with
2 tbsp golden syrup and
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
My normal recipe has more oats and golden syrup, and less sugar (makes for a chewier biscuit). I've never cooked coconut into Anzacs before, and although it worked I'm not sure I will again. I like the purity of just oats. Also, it's REALLY hard to find decent golden syrup and rolled oats in this country - all the oats are finely rolled to make porridge!
I cant believe that porridge is so popular. It was a legitamite excuse for turning up late for school, when I was younger.
Teacher: Porridge again jig.
Me: yes sir:)
If you need some Golden Syrup sent over, just send me an email
Geo - try a wholefood store for oats - the ones marked "jumbo" aren't milled to destruction. And really (pout, flounce) if Tate & Lyle golden syrup isn't good enough, I don't know what is...
Thanks Hildegard. I've had that tip, and bought jumbo rolled oats, but they took some finding! They're still not as thick as they would be in Australia, but they're a start.
I'm finding that UK golden syrup isn't as dark, thick and rich as the Australian version. Something to do with sugar beet vs cane sugar I'm sure, but it's well under par and I expect you all to pick up the game! ;-)
*echoes sentiment belatedly
ANZAC Day- too important to ever forget.
Geo- maybe try using molasses instead- if that exists in the UK. Its very thick, sweet and dark and should work quite well- but then I like coconut in my ANZACs too :-).
That's a thought, I may try that next time Jesson - in fact, a blend of the two ought to give the desired consistency.
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