Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Biscuits



It is Anzac Day today, as I mentioned in my previous post, so I could not resist making Anzac biscuits for the occasion.  Merle's award winning recipe would have been terrific; however, my aim was to go for less fatty boombah, slightly healthier, so I used the National Heart Foundation's recipe instead.  That way, I can bake my cookies and eat them too.

And the verdict?  Well, they are nothing like the ones mother used to make, and they certainly not as buttery and rich as I am sure that Merle's would be; however, they are very servicable Anzac biscuits for the weight conscious, with the lovely caramelly flavours of golden syrup and sugar against the crunch of the oats.  They also beat the commercial version, as far as I am concerned.  I realise a lot of people love the commercial version, but for me, the homemade version wins every time, even the low fat version made with margarine.

I hope that my fellow Australians are enjoying their Anzac Day.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I have always wanted to try these cookies. Yours look wonderful.
-Lisa

mireia badia said...

Even without being like your mother's ones these look delicious!!

Amanda said...

I think these old favourites have made appearances all over the country today. They certainly featured in my oven today.

MumsnBubs said...

They look yummy!
I tried baking some today, they were a complete flop! Horrible recipe from BHG.
I will try these tomorrow =)

Johanna GGG said...

Happy ANZAC Day! I made ANZAC biscuits today too - but one full of butter as I think the butter flavour is part of the essence of the biscuits but I had wondered about using marg instead. I am interested that the heart foundation leaves out coconut - is the because they don't think it is so healthy - I love it so I hope it is not on their black list!

Lauren said...

I definitely need to try some Anzac biscuits. I like pretty much anything with oats and golden syrup! Hope you had a fantastic holiday.

pinkstripes said...

They look delicious and healthy (right?) with all the oats. Happy Anzec day.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Good for you for trying to make a low fat version! :)

yummychunklet said...

They do look quite tasty. Great post!

Jill said...

I've never tried Anzac Biscuits, but they sound tasty - even the healthy version!

Elaine said...

I am not familiar with Anzac day, but Happy Anzac Day! Your cookies look crunchy and delicious.

MumsnBubs said...

I made these, but the Merle's recipe (although without the ginger). Turned out great, so quick & easy to make!