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Anzac Biscuits

Ever have those days in which you have a booklet of recipes of things you don't normally make? I have said this before: I AM NOT A BAKER.  

I scoured thru my old clippings of pastries that I told myself "One day, I will make this!" and found this recipe for Anzac Biscuits. These Australian biscuits are EGG FREE (Yeah buddy!) With all the food trends that are focused on an egg free diet, I felt this was a great way to jump in and check out. You know, see if an egg free biscuit was any good. 

Here's a fun fact about these biscuits: Originally developed during World War I as a long lasting ration for the Australian and the New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and made without eggs due to wartime scarcity, the biscuits can be crisp and snappy or soft and chewy.  
 

Anzac Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 c Rolled Oats 

2 c Unsweetened Shredded Coconut 

1/3 c Flaxmeal 

1 c Sugar 

1/3 c Boiling water

1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

10 tbsp  Unsalted Butter 

3 tsp Golden Syrup

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk oats, flax meal, sugar in a bowl. 
  3. Melt butter and syrup in a microwave safe bowl for 10 seconds. 
  4. Stir water and baking soda together in a cup
  5. Add the baking soda mixture to the butter/syrup mixture and add to dry ingredients. Mix well. 
  6. Scoop tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 mins until golden brown. 
  7. Cool Completely then enjoy.

Notes: (I like using Steel Cut Oats, I soak 1/3 c in 1 c of water for 4 mins then I cook them for 10 mins on stove top).  I also substitute coconut or palm sugar for regular sugar. Why don't you try using honey instead of syrup? Ooh, that would be awesome.

While these were super fun and easy to make. They were a bit soft to be called a "biscuit", but then I remembered I was american and therefore the term biscuit means something completely different to me. So I settled into the taste of it versus the name of it. They were yummers!  

I am going to make these again and pack them in my bag for my hiking/walking emergencies. Good treats to have when you aren't close to real food. Anyone ever take stuff like this on their exercise jaunts? 

Until Next Time,

xo

Martha 

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