25 April 2008

Lest we forget how to make Anzac biscuits

Baking is a good thing to undertake on a day of national commemoration.

Anzac biscuits

These would generally be considered sacrilegious because they contain dried apricot.

Anzac biscuit recipe with apricot

But they're yummy all the same.

Anzac biscuits

In addition to fruit they include bran because we ran out of porridge oats. But let's not open up that can o' heretical worms again.

15 comments:

blackbird said...

I'm traveling round the blogosphere reading about Anzac day (and I don't suppose one wishes another a "happy" Anzac day, one lowers her head and thinks of those who gave their lives) and all I can think of is YOUR biscuits.

Elizabeth said...

I'm shocked, you little traditionalist...and proud of such daring do.
They look delish all the same.

Btw, crocheted eyeballs? I'm symied.

Elizabeth said...

That was stymied. My t is sticking.

M said...

They look delicious.

We talked about making Anzac biscuits today, but we ended up just eating someone else's instead.

bluemountainsmary said...

Next year I will make these.

Although I may leave out the apricots - not driven by purism but by the kids dislike!

peppermintpatcher said...

Pretty sure that the ANZACs are now regretting that they didn't think of dried apricot - perhaps it was rationed during the war???

innercitygarden said...

I think subbing bran for oats is very war time frugal.

Dried apricots on the other hand, well as my uncle likes to say "that wouldn't have happened at Powerderham Rd". Which is where my grandma lived and baked for many years.

woof nanny said...

Ooh. I've never heard of these, but they look yummy. I don't even have to convert the measurements (except the butter). Is golden syrup corn syrup? I think caster sugar is just granulated, right?
I guess these are basically oatmeal cookies with apricots. I bet they're good with dried cranberries too.

Fairlie said...

I was a couple of days late with my Anzacs, just made them today. Only a basic (wheat-free) recipe though - nothing as fancy-schmancy as yours!

scarlettina said...

Anzacs are the favourite biscuits of the moment in my office (in the UK) although we normally have to put up with shop bought ones. I can't wait to try this recipe. yum yum

Di said...

Oh no, not again. Thanks for bringing back memories of last years baking discissions!

Gypsy said...

What a lovely ANZAC day post. I went all political and upset my hubby ... I should have just baked ANZAC bikkies. Love the idea of some apricots in them ... very inventive.

myartemismoon said...

Yes, very heretical and blasphemous of you!! Apricots indeed!! ...wink ;-)...

Susan said...

I buy the same oats - looked at the recipe and haven't made it. Think I'll give it a try.

The irony - which I've only just realised - is that most of the dried apricots available at the moment all come from Turkey! Nice resonance.

Joke said...

(Yes, a bloody Yank coming in VERY late.)

I thought what made the recipe heretical was the margarine.

-J.