Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Milly and I have been busy in the kitchen (although Milly's idea of helping is licking the spoon). We've been baking Anzac Biscuits! As a child these were my favourite, and they are becoming Milly's favourite too. The best bit is the 'magic'. I used to love watching it as a child. The recipe is from my mum, it's on an old piece of paper, yellow with time and covered in anzac mixture splatter.


1 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
150 g Butter
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small saucepan gently melt the butter and golden syrup together over a low heat. Now for the magic.
Once the butter and golden syrup has melted quickly stir in the bicarbonate of soda and watch as they buttery mixture foams up into a gooey yummy mess. With a wooden spoon quickly mix into the dry ingredients. Roll a teaspoon of the mixture at a time into a ball and place on a pre-buttered baking sheet, then press down with a fork. Place in a pre-heated 160 degree oven and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Our Anzac's have been served on a Bird on a Wire Plate by Fliff and with a lovely matching beaker full of tea. I am totally addicted to using Fliff's beakers they're so lovely and dainty to hold.

Anzac Day is on 26 April.