Sunday, April 25, 2010


Today is ANZAC day, a day of remembrance for the soldiers who fought in Gallipoli during World War 1.

And with ANZAC day, there's ANZAC biscuits!

Mr Kookaburra has his eyes on the target

So.. I made ANZAC biscuits. :) But with a slight twist.

Mr Wombat wants one too..

By the way, did I mention that I hate kookaburras? They are such ferocious little creatures. (Once upon a time, a kookaburra attacked us for our lamb chops. Unfortunately for us, they won that battle on one single swoop.. ) -__-

Almond and orange ANZAC biscuits
Makes about 78 small or 38 normal biscuits

165g plain flour
115g quick cooking oats
109g flaked almonds
96g dessicated coconut
15g grated orange rind
141g brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp golden syrup
3 tbsp water
93g butter

Preheat oven to 165C.

Combine flour, oats, coconut, almonds, orange rind and sugar in a large bowl. Mix.

Melt the butter with the golden syrup and water. Add in baking soda.
Add into oat mixture. Mix until combined.

Line baking trays with baking paper.

Spoon tablespoon fulls (if making normal sized) or half tablespoon fulls of mixture (if making small ones) into your clean palms and roll into balls. Place the balls about 2cm apart and slightly flatten each.

Bake for small ones for about 12mins or until golden brown. (Large ones for about 15mins).

Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from tray and transferring onto cooling rack.

Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks consumption.

I made 60 small ones and 8 normal ones (just because I got sick of rolling out small balls of mixture.. :P)


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  2. I hate kookaburras too. They are killing all the little wrens and other native species in my neighbourhood. What a menacing bird.