not that i consider that daily dose of soup as "abstinence", but since there is no fasting on sundays during lent i thought that i should also pause my soup quest on sundays. i am totally craving some sweet biscuits instead. maybe with tea? yes, i'll make myself a decent pot of earl grey tea that go with the ...
anzac biscuits (i used this recipe, here is another one)
1 cup of oatmeal
1 cup of coconut shreds
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup butter (120 g)
1 tbsp syrup (the original recipe requires golden syrup, i used agave syrup)
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp water
makes exactly 69 (small) cookies ... they all may miraculously disappear in my mouth over the next few days ...
- mix together oatmeal, coconut shreds, flour and sugar
- melt butter and syrup in a saucepan
- mix baking powder with the water and add to the butter and syrup
- remove the saucepan from the stove and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients
- make flat cookies and put them on baking paper. didn't exactly know how shape them evenly so i pressed them into a cookie cutter
- bake at 150° - 160° for about 20 minutes
- let cool on a rack
- store in an airtight container (or in your belly)
i first though anzac was a turkish word - it sounds really turkish to me anyway - but i quickly disovered that in fact this is australias national biscuit! how cool is that - i am such a huge fan of anything remotely connected to australia or new zealand!
the anzac biscuit seems to be perfect to satisfy my itch for something sweet. i don't have any fancy ingredients in stock at the moment, so i had to go with a pretty basic recipe. they taste lovely and will be the quick fix for my cravings on lazy sundays from now on!
yes, and i finally got myself some nice little imperial tools (thank you, ikea). converting measurements back and forth all the time is just not worth the fuss ... though i prefer metric over imperial - i just can not visualize imperial units! while i never had troubles with the old kids joke "what is heavier? a kilo of bricks or a kilo of feathers?" - a kilo is a kilo is a kilo, you stupid kids! stop thinking about volumes! (and yes, i was a bit of a geeky wise ass as a kid) ... but somehow i can not visualise "cups" in front of my mind's eye - weird, huh?