Anzac biscuits are a huge tradition in my family. The sweet smell of these crunchy golden orbs wafting through the house creates such a homely feeling for me. With Anzac day coming up next Friday and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bake some of my family favourites - with a few alterations to my parents classic recipe. Spoil yourself!!
* WARNING - you may need to make a few batches, they disappear ridiculously fast!
UNSULPHURED BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES
Molasses is a great replacement for Golden Syrup. Not only is it low GI (reduced the risk of diabetes and stabalizing blood sugar), but it also contains high quantities of Iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, folate and Vit B6. With these essential nutrients we are improving our bone health, red blood cell production, heart and nervous system function and energy production. In short - Blackstrap molasses is a fantastic refined sugar supplement, and a great addition to a vegan or vegetarian diet. You can find it at most supermarkets and organic food stores.
- 1 cup wholemeal flour (can use a gluten free option)
- 1 cup organic rolled oats
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut
- 125g nuttelex
- 2 Tbs unsulphured blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp bicarb soda
- 1 Tbs water
1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
2. Grab a baking tray and line it with baking paper (you can use two trays, i just use one tray twice)
3. Place your dry ingredients (minus the bicarb) in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine
4. Melt your butter and molasses in a saucepan on a low heat, when they're melted together nicely turn the heat off and add the water & bicarb - quickly combine and then add this mixture to the dry ingredients - stir well
5. Stir the mixture for a few minutes, take your time and the wet and dry will gradually combine nicely to form a dough-like consistency
6. Once combined nicely, roll the dough into balls around 1TBS in size and then place them evenly spaced across the baking tray.
(I fit 6 on one tray to ensure they retain shape while baking)
7. Bake for 10-20 mins depending on your oven. Be sure to watch them, they can go from deliciously golden brown to black in seconds
Note: the biscuits will be soft when they are finished, but once they have cooled they will start to crisp up. Practice makes perfect!!
Now sit back with a nice cup of earl grey tea and gobble down one of your sweet creations!! Happy Easter everybody!
Love elsie ivy x