Australian Biscuits

I have called these Australian Biscuits as the ingredients I have used in the recipe are not traditional. I have never tasted an Anzac biscuit, but I baked a batch of these for our road trip and to have with our coffee while we were in Sedgefield.

Australian Biscuits
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For years Dave and I have been discussing our lounge furniture. For the most part we don’t need extra seating. But when we have friends or family over, it would be helpful. Last month my parents came to visit and I decided that the time was perfect for us to get something. The first idea had been to get Coricraft chairs to match what we have. But when we looked at the prices, Dave suggested getting another couch. We went into the store to see if we could get colour samples as the fabrics have changed. The lady assisting us did not listen to what I was saying and eventually she gave us 2 colour samples and we left. When we got home Dave measured the space the couch would take up, and it was just not feasible.

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We decided 2 arm chairs would be best, and I decided we did not need to go back to Coricraft. That weekend we drove to Sedgefield, and on the way there we stopped at Botha & Barnard. They made our dining room table, chairs and sideboard all to our specifications in blackwood. And in the showroom they had two chairs, in blackwood, with material that was complementary to our couches. It was as if it was meant to be. The sales lady offered us a great price and when Dave and I went back the following day, Dave decided to order the top for our bar table. This too is bespoke, and in blackwood, so we had to wait a bit for it to be made up. Everything arrived the day before my parents flew down and the chairs really made a difference to the comfort of our lounge.

 

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Australian Biscuits

The are a non traditional version of a well known Australian national biscuit
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch biscuits
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Friends. Food. Flavour. page 160

Ingredients

  • 154 g xylitol
  • 133 g flour
  • 126 g rolled oats
  • 54 g dessicated coconut
  • 125 g salted butter
  • 30 mls maple syrup
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 10 mls water

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the xylitol, flour, oats and coconut into a mixing bowl
  • Place the butter and syrup into a saucepan and place over a low temperature until the butter melts
  • Remove from the heat, add the bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine
  • Pour the butter into the dry ingredients, add the water and stir until completely combined
  • Scoop out tablespoon measures of the dough and roll into a ball
  • Place onto a lined baking tray and flatten slightly, leaving space between each one to allow for spreading *
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray
  • Place into an airtight container to keep

Notes

* I baked mine in two batches
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