Tuesday, April 18, 2017
TWD - ANZAC Biscuits
This week's Dorie's Cookies recipe comes from my own backyard - ANZAC Biscuits. Most Aussie kids grow up with ANZAC biscuits in the bikky tin, and I loved (and still love) my mum's version.
I have made Anzacs myself a number of times over the years. The first time was a bit of a disaster, but things got better after that. The first Anzacs recorded on my blog were in 2008 using the same recipe as my mum (a la Margaret Fulton) in my South Yarra kitchen; since then, on my return to Melbourne, I made some healthy ones in 2012 (meh); and these in 2013 from my high school home ec cookbook.
Dorie's ANZAC biscuits are a little more L M Downes than Margaret Fulton; much more oatmeal cookie-esque than the Margaret Fulton ones that I am used to. They are still tasty and smell good. However, mum's Anzacs win hands down.
Dorie said that these biscuits would spread a lot, but mine didn't spread much at all. I also think that I would add back the 1/2 cup of sugar that Dorie took out; sweetened coconut is not common here, and as I used unsweetened coconut, I missed that extra sweetness that I associate with Anzacs.
ANZAC Day is not until 25 April, but for Dorie, I am making these biscuits early this year.
To see what cookies the others made this week and what they thought about it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.