25. Februar 2007

no abstinence, no soup

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
  1. mix together oatmeal, coconut shreds, flour and sugar
  2. melt butter and syrup in a saucepan
  3. mix baking powder with the water and add to the butter and syrup
  4. remove the saucepan from the stove and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients
  5. 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

    australische nationalfeiertagscookies ... oder so ...
  6. bake at 150° - 160° for about 20 minutes
  7. let cool on a rack
  8. store in an airtight container (or in your belly)
makes exactly 69 (small) cookies ... they all may miraculously disappear in my mouth over the next few days ...
australische nationalfeiertagscookies ... oder so ...
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?


Trig hat gesagt…

Tschoerda - Yesterday I published a piece on the colour orange, only to look at Haalo's Cook (Almost) Anything and see her feature of the day on the topic of orange. Then last night I finished my Australian gastronomy project report. One of the last bits I wrote was on... Anzac biscuits!

They say dog owners start to look like their dogs. It seems that blog writers gradually start to think about the same things. As I said to Haalo, it's FREAKY!

Foodfreak hat gesagt…

Von Anzac Biscuits hab ich schon gelesen, klingt ziemlich lecker, Kokos, mmmmh! sehen auch ganz toll aus.

Ellie hat gesagt…

Ahh, I love Anzac biscuits, and it looks like yours turned out pretty darn well!

tschoerda hat gesagt…

:D thanks for the comments, people!

trig: this is so weird, because i too have the feeling that all those mutual inspirations cause us to have cravings for the same food at the same time ... or are the changing seasons inspiring us? i don't know. it must be the dog / owner - thing :D ...

ich muss gestehen, ich bin eher drübergestolpert - weil ich ausser basics nichts im küchenschrank hatte, hab ich auf dieses ziemliche einfache rezept zurückgegriffen. das hat sich allemal ausgezahlt, denn die biscuits sind ein traum!

they taste so darn good! it is a simple recipe with basic ingredients, but result is simply divine! thank you, australia! austria loves you - at least i do!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Is it the normal oatmeal and did you grind them?thnx.

tschoerda hat gesagt…

nope, i did not grind my oatmeal, i used rolled oats. are rolled oats and oatmeal even the same? i have no idea ... hmm ... language barrier ...

burekaboy — hat gesagt…

hey gerda, oatmeal and rolled oats are the same thing. at least here in NA, they are.

never tried anzac biscuits though i've seen the recipe forever. for some reason i've never been interested in trying them. yours look great. may have to give in now and make them!

did you eat them all???

tschoerda hat gesagt…

... now, i made them two weeks ago, and i still have 1/3 of them left :D they will not survive this week, i guess!