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.

9 comments:

Pam said...

Interesting! I've never heard of these, they sound great!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Mmm I love all sorts of Anzac biscuits and they're often so different. Mine are really thin while others are thick and chunky but they're all good :D

Johanna GGG said...

I have started to see anzac bikkies in the shops and think I should make some of my own - I use my mum's recipe but she does like to change hers so it is hard to keep up :-)

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

ANZACS are so unpredictable. Everytime I make them they are different. Interested to try Dorie's "lower sugar" version next week. Yup, I'm being a rebel and switching up my posting cos it didn't make sense to me to NOT post these on the day LOL!

Kari said...

I am startled to realise that I may have missed / forgotten ANZAC day this year if it wasn't for this post and, I presume, the additional ANZAC cookies to come into my feed reader. These look like a great version of the classic even if they were a little less sweet than ideal.

Summer said...

It's fun to read about all the different versions of Anzac biscuits you've made over the years. They look great but mum's version always wins in my house too. :)

creamandbutterblog said...

How interesting! I had no idea there were so many different types. And yes, I used unsweetened coconut and added back the 1/2 cup sugar to even it out.

Diane Zwang said...

Great to hear an Aussie point of view on the cookie. I might have to try your Mum's version.

franklyentertaining said...

Mine didn't really spread either, but I loved these! I'll have to look at your other recipe!