Monday, January 26

Australia day!

Of course today is Australia Day (well, in Australia anyway but that is where it counts) so we are at home baking Anzac biscuits and listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 via the wonders of internet radio

The Anzac biscuits are for tomorrow because we're having a bit of an Australia Day/Indian Republic Day celebration at lunch time, offering people a little cultural tasting. In addition to our biscuits we'll have sausage rolls, Vegemite sandwiches, pav, a selection of Arnotts including mint slice and tim tams, lammingtons and some lollies! No clue what the Indian contingent are providing but I'm sure it'll be good!

In case anyone has a hankering for a house that smells like butter and golden syrup, here's the recipe I'm using.

Melt 125g of butter with 2-3 tablespoons of golden syrup (I'm heavy on the syrup)

Dissolve 1tsp of bicarb soda in 2 tablespoons of hot water and add it to the melted butter mixture

In a large bowl combine-
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of plain flour
2/3 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of desiccated coconut

Add the butter mixture, mix well, roll into walnut sized balls and flatten slightly on greased trays allowing room for spreading (about 2-3cm of spreading)

Bake at 320F for about 10-15 minutes or until they become golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and eat them while they're still a little warm in the middle! (or not, that's just the best time)

Happy Oz Day!


Mothersupex said...

The Anzac biscuits look yummy :-) Can you smell the lamb on the bbq roasting slowly, sending the taste buds crazy.

Big A said...

You put us to shame! I >think< we've got some lamb mince in the freezer, so we can get something patriotic on the bbq tonight. Otherwise Sam Kekovitch will be after us.

Dumblond said...

Happy Australia Day!

So can you even find Vegemite here in the States? I have always wondered what it tasted like...

Jac said...

I think you can, there's an Australian store in San Antonio that stocks it and I think they have an internet presence....sec

Weird that they're in San Antonio but it has been handy!