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taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 3:17 PM

HOW IN THE HECK DID I DO THIS?

Did I accidently leave this group? I had to rejoin.

Huh?

I am in need of more coffee, me thinks

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 11:11 PM

Welcome back.......passing cookies to go with your coffee.
~Bev

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 12:54 AM

It's a fluke or something. I've had to rejoin the book club twice and I've left the music club twice and am still in it.

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 3:23 AM

Your sense of humor is really something Bev! Susan thought she needed more coffee and you jumped right in there with comfort food support and passed around cookies...a true foodie! However, by the time the plate reached me, only crumbs were left... What type did you cyber-pass....if peanut butter...could you start a full plate around for a second time...but this time start with me ?

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 12:38 PM

Lol!

Thanks!
I made cookies two days ago-chocolate with chocolate chip for the neighbor kids. They helped me toss junk in the dumpster.

"trying to cram some into the modem for foodies"

summertime
Summertime  (Level: 111.0 - Posts: 1122)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 3:11 PM

OMG...now that's a visual only Sploofuser "Foodies" could relate to!

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 10th Aug '08 9:42 PM

*Making large cookie frisbees to whizzzzzzz over the Pacific*

I love oatmeal cookies...but Aussie "Anzacs" are THE BEST!

I also make li'l shortbread stars, and stick 'em together by putting 'em wrong side up in the microwave with a marshmallow on top.....zap for 3 seconds, then sandwich 'em together to a plain one..you *could* also add a choc-melt button, if you like....?

ANZACS:
Makes about 24
Ingredients

* 1 cup (150g) plain flour (all-purpose)
* 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
* 1 cup (85g)desiccated coconut
* 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
* 125g butter
* 2 tbs golden syrup
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
2. Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
3. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
4. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
5. Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.

....Any questions.....just ask!!!

~Bev



gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6058)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:17 AM

Bev,

Does 125 g of butter = 1 stick?

Marilyn...

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 5:41 PM

Marilyn....we don't have stick butter here, but I do know 'em from time spent Stateside. I *think* 125g would be about = to a stick. Sorry about the measurements in the recipe, I will be more diligent about conversions in future!!

~Bev

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 5:52 PM

golden syrup?

As in Log Cabin Maple?

Honey?

Karo?



chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 6:22 PM

i found a handy conversion chart here:
http://www.wwrecipes.com/convert.htm

according to this 125g would be half a cup.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 7:48 PM

A stick is a half of cup of better, n'est pas?

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 7:49 PM

Chyenn

Very cool, and thanks!

I like that.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:18 PM

"Golden syrup" is a light golden molasses-style product.
I must confess i don't know an American-equivalent name for you, sorry!

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 12:59 AM

Ok, I googled, and I found this response.

http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080412095720AA1qRxW

Karo appears to be the best response.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 1:03 AM


This woman says "nay"

Corn syrup is not a substitute for golden syrup. Neither light nor dark corn syrup. Golden syrup is made from refined sugar cane, corn syrup is made from corn. I have (at last) found something that will work, although it has a much thinner consistency and it is not *exactly* the right flavor, I believe that in cooking it will be close enough to be an adequate substitute for golden syrup.
It is called "Steens 100% pure cane syrup"

http://members.lsol.net/grannygrace/mykitchen/mykitchen.htm

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 5:03 AM

Taco is correct in that Golden Syrup is made from sugar cane. It is far lighter than treacle or molasses. Treacle could *possibly* be used in the Anzac recipe, but would give a stronger flavor, I suspect. The recipe below says honey is OK.

(NOTE: American "cookie" = Australian "biscuit")

BTW, here is something I found whilst looking for the history of the Anzac biscuits to share with you:

ANZAC Biscuits

There are a few theories on the origins of ANZAC biscuits (or ANZAC Cookies for Americans) but it is certain that they came about during the First World War, around 1914/15.

Some say that they started as biscuits made by the Troops in the trenches with provisions they had at hand to relieve the boredom of their battle rations. And some say they came about due to resourceful of the women on the "home front" in an endeavour to make a treat for their loved ones that would survive the long journey by post to the war front.

There is even the suggestion that they originated from Scottish Oatmeal Cakes which is entirely possible. Whatever the origin, they have won the hearts of all Aussies the globe over as the pseudo National Biscuit.

And here is how to make them, it is dead simple. If I can make them, anyone can!

Ingredients

* 1 cup plain flour
* 1 cup rolled oats (regular oatmeal) uncooked
* 1 cup desiccated coconut
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
* 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
* 2 tbsp boiling water

Method

* Combine the flour (sifted), oats, coconut and sugar in a bowl.
*

Melt the butter and Golden Syrup (or honey) in a saucepan over a low heat..
*

Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter and Golden Syrup.
*

Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well.
*

Spoon dollops of mixture, about the size of a walnut shell, onto a greased tin leaving as much space again between dollops to allow for spreading.
*

Bake in a moderate oven, 180C / 350F, for 15-20 minutes.
*

Cool on a wire rack and seal in airtight containers.

Tips

*

The American tablespoon is a little smaller than the British tablespoon, so be generous with your Golden Syrup (or Honey) and Water.
*

If you have any thoughts of keeping the biscuits for any length of time I suggest you keep them in a padlocked container!

For a little variety you may wish to add 2 teaspoons of ginger spice or even Wattle Seeds, a recent addition but don't ask me where to get them.

Mmmm, ANZAC Biscuits.

Enjoy!




taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 1:08 PM

Thank you, Bushy


Just for grins, I am planning on going to eBay to see if anyone sells that golden syrup here in US

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 1:10 PM

Nope, they are offering old tins and other vintage products of the product.



taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 1:14 PM

Found another substitution

2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 13th Aug '08 1:17 PM

Lol! Amazon distributes it though two retailors

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000MO8ROK/ref=dp_olp_2




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