Saturday, April 25, 2009

We will remember them

Image and recipe from Donna Hay
ANZAC Day is a very special day on the calendar - especially for me personally ever since I experienced the magic of a dawn service at Gallipoli four years ago. Breathtaking. So I thought I'd better mark the occasion this year and hunt down a recipe for the traditional ANZAC biscuit.

Hot tip - I like my ANZAC biscuits chewy and soft, so tend to undercook them for that caramely taste. YUM! Another variation that my Granny swears by (and we are treated to every family catch-up!) is a jumbo sized biscuit that she covers with a layer of jam (apricot's the best), then slathers with cream, and then tops with slices of banana. Then you cut it into slices, like a pizza I guess! Don't knock it til you try it!

9 comments:

Kimberlee said...

I totally agree, love them a little under cooked so they are soft and gooey.

And the hot tip, sounds AWESOME, must try x

Helen Cox said...

MMMmm undercooked biscuits hot out the oven - they are simply to die for! Looking forward to some more scrummy posts from you!

A-M said...

Hi Kate, Came over from Miss Kim's. You are just what I am looking for..... kitchen/cooking/food inspiration. I have become my mother and now complain about how much I don't like cooking/having to cook for my beautiful little family. That has to change. I have many more years of cooking for my boys so I need to change my attitude. Your blog is going to help... see... positive affirmations already! My Anzac recipe is exactly the same except for 1 tbs less of water. Mine needed more water so I have now officially adopted yours. A-M xx

Annabelle said...

Great blog, was pointed here by "Brown Button" - looking forward to reading more recipes!! Yum!

Fabulously french said...

Great blog, look forward to more yummy recipes.

L x

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Welcome! Congrats darling xx

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link from the brown button and really enjoyed visiting your blog. mmm big bikies with jam and cream, where are grannies when we need them.

apparentlyjessy said...

Hello, I just joined the brown button and thought I would come show you some love too!
I love ANZAC cookies and made a batch too, it was a recipe almost exactly the same as yours. I added 1/3 of a cup of chopped pecans and it really added to them I think! Also, on half of them I drizzled some of our left over Easter chocolate over them and my GOODNESS, they were awesome!
I am loving your Grannies version though, will have to give that a try next year I reckon!

Kirsty said...

Great blog Kate! I've just joined Brown Button and linked to you from there. There is nothing better than a fellow Adelaidian sharing their thoughts on food. I love that you used this recipe - it's the same one I used on Anzac Day!

Well done - can't wait to keep reading.

Kirsty - http://coffeecakesunday.blogspot.com/