February 16, 2009

anzac biscuits

i love biscuits. cookies. whatever you prefer to call it. this recipe is one of the easiest ever and produces such a delicious biscuit. i could make these every week, and for a while, i was making them a few times in a month. there is some history behind this biscuit, and once you have one, you'll know why they're so well known and popular worldwide.

anzac biscuits
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, chopped
3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
8 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

steps: mix the flour, oats, sugar, and coconut together in a bowl. combine the baking soda and boiling water in a small bowl to dissolve, and set aside. in a shallow pan (i used my crepe pan), melt the butter and slowly stir in the honey. when the honey has mixed into the melted butter, stir in the baking soda mixture (naturally, it will froth up a bit) immediately remove from heat and pour into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. stir until a biscuit dough forms and you are able to make little balls of dough. drop teaspoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet, leaving enough room in between. i spaced mine out 4 by 3, and the batter made 3 sets of 12! bake the biscuits at 300F for 12 minutes or so. make sure to cool them on a cooling rack as they're quite fragile.

isn't this batter yum?

now isn't this more yum?

hehe, i sandwiched a few with nutella, pb and icecream as a late night snack for the hubby and i. delicious! these biscuits are addictive - just a warning!

cPe 2009