Sunday, 29 November 2015

Anzac Biscuits


An Australian & New Zealand classic, ANZAC biscuits have been around since WW1 and it has been claimed that the biscuits were sent by wives of Australian & New Zealand soldiers abroad to the battle fields of World War 1 because the ingredients used do not spoil easily or quickly, making them ideal for naval transportation. I have heard that to make and sell these iconic cookies commercially, there are strict laws in how and what ingredients should make up the biscuits. It also needs to be approved by the Veterans Association in Australia and New Zealand!

I hope you enjoy them and keep them as close to your heart as the Australians & New Zealanders alike. Here is the recipe, adapted from a Australians Women's Weekly cookbook.

INGREDIENTS
  • 190g butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda 
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Stir butter, syrup and water in a large saucepan over low heat until smooth.
  3. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients, stir to combine.
  4. Roll large tablespoons of mixture into balls and place them about 5cm apart on trays, flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 10-12 mins (outer edges should be a golden colour) and allow to cool slightly on trays before transferring onto a wire rack. Serve with cold milk, yum!

*NOTE - Biscuits should still feel soft when they're cooked, they will firm up a little once they are cooled. If you prefer a crunchier cookie, you can leave them the oven for a little longer. 

Friday, 27 November 2015

Quick Pizza Lunch & Flour Tortillas


Four cheese tortilla pizza. Super simple, YUMMY homemade lunch. So far, from one batch we've had a fish tacos and 2 types of pizza but the ideas are endless. I think it would be delicious topped with Nutella and berries too!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons simple baking using desiccated coconut and condensed milk.
They say "Nothing says home like the smell of baking", this couldn't be more true than with the smell of these cloud like coconut treats. Everyone should be able to have a 'homely' smelling home and this recipe is easy enough for even the least experienced home cook!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Melting Moments

Melting Moments; these were my favourites to buy from the ladies at the CWA shop when I was growing up. I tired the following recipe from an Australian's Women's Weekly cookbook and although they aren't as perfect as those ones from my childhood, they're still pretty darn delicious!