Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

These scrummy oat and coconut biscuits apparently hail from Australia and New Zealand and were named in honour of those that fought in World War I.

Anzac Biscuits (cookies)

150g (5oz) plain (all purpose) flour
125g (4 1/2oz) porridge oats
75g (2 1/2 oz) desiccated coconut
50g (2oz) soft light brown sugar
25g (1oz) sugar
Pinch salt
125g (4 1/2oz) butter
100g (3 1/2oz) golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons boiling water

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

Mix together the flour, oats, coconut, both sugars and salt.

Melt the butter and golden syrup together in a saucepan over a low heat, remove from the heat and add in the bicarbonate of soda and boiling water, mix quickly to combine.

Pour the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Using your hands roll level tablespoons of the mixture into walnut size balls and arrange on the baking sheets leaving space between each one as they will spread during cooking.

Using the back of a spoon slightly flatten each biscuit and bake in the oven for 12 minutes, until almost firm.  The biscuits will crisp up and firm more as they cool.

Magical Properties:
Flour- prosperity, rebirth, abundance, wishes
Bicarbonate of soda - energy, magic
Salt - cleansing, purification, protection
Butter- peace, spirituality, faerie
Sugar- love, protection
Oats - prosperity, fertility, passion
Coconut - protection, purification, chastity
Syrup - love, protection

Water - emotions, cleansing, purification

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