Friday, January 24, 2014

No bother biscuits

In honour of the up and coming Australia day I made Anzac Biscuits.  It should have been lamingtons but I'm not a fan of the dusty coated sponge cakes.  I used the recipe from the 1970's Australian Women's Weekly Original Cookbook and checked the kitchen wall for any ghost of a large hanging wooden fork and spoon.  Like a good all rounder the Anzac sits in the tin waiting for a mug of tea (ideally chipped painted metal if you can find one) and rested on a weary knee in the afternoon shade.  We don't bring out the fancy tea pot and stained silver strainer for Anzac biscuits they'd only protest so we leave the ceremony for the jam and scones.  A tablecloth is not required, neither chatter nor comment, just a knowing smile after a slowly chewed mouthful.  Good Anzacs are not too brittle to  injure vulnerable and worn out molars that have long since said goodbye to pork crackling and toasted muesli.  No fuss, easy going Anzacs.  Happy Australia Day

1 comment:

  1. i made nothing australian-y for australia day :-( i thought about lamingtons but too darned hot to be working with melted chocolate!
    my mother has been pimping her anzac bickies lately, adding chocbits and sultanas. it should be heresy, but the results are so good i'm not complaining.
    hapy australia day to you too.