Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oaty Anzac Biscuits

For Christmas I was given two books - Donna Hay's Modern Classics. So far I've tried the oaty anzac biscuits, and my family liked them so much I ended up making it twice. They are very easy to make and you don't even need to use an electric mixer.

oaty anzac biscuits
217from here
makes 22

1 c rolled oats
1 c plain flour
½ c sugar
¾ c desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons golden syrup
125 g (4 oz) butter
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon hot water

Preheat oven to 160C (325F).
Place oats, flour, sugar, and coconut into bowl. Over low heat, melt syrup and butter together. Dissolve soda and water together and add to melted butter mixture.
Put liquid ingredients into bowl with oat mixture. Place rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake until golden, 10-12 minutes.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Sugar N Spice Cookies

Now that the holidays are over, things are back to normal and I've got a little more time to blog. Today I'm sharing an old recipe that my grandmother used to make. Now my father makes them and so do I!
It's a very old recipe:
sugar n spice
These are full of spices and smell delicious while they're baking.

Sugar n Spice Cookies (single batch)

Preheat oven to 375F (190C).

Thoroughly mix together 3/4 cup soft shortening (Crisco), 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup molasses.

Sift together 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons of soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon cloves, and 3/4 teaspoon ginger. Stir this into the shortening mixture.

Form into balls the size of small walnuts. Place about 2 in. apart on grease baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. I find that 12 minutes works perfectly.

Usually we bake these during the holidays and give them as gifts, so we make a double batch. A double batch gets about 100 cookies. It all depends on how big you make them though.

and everything nice