Thursday, August 25, 2011

As promised….


I have a girlfriend who is pregnant with her 3rd child. She has cravings for really ‘nasty cookies’(sorry honey,but those biscuits the other day were hideous). Anyway I promised her I’d put up a few biscuit recipes..really easy biscuit recipes, that take next to no time to make(no excuse to buy pre-packaged biscuits).
Rochie is super healthy(most of the time)so you and I ask, why? We all know (or those who have had kids,watched your partner’s have them or seen a friend pregnant know that) pregnancy can send us on some of the strangest food journey’s – mine was an obsession for green apples – perfect organic green new season apples, juiced, raw, made into icypoles any which way I could get them – that was with No.2, with No.1 it was Magnums, yes, Magnums the ones you buy at the 7/11 – and not one at a sitting, but several (see, we all have our dirty little secrets!)
Honey, I know you like your biscuits crunchy so these are crunchy to start and after a day, a little chewy too. Yum!

Anzac cookies

Anzac cookies

125g salted butter

1 cup wholemeal,wholewheat,spelt or even rice flour

1 cup of preservative free coconut - desiccated or shredded (I had flakes so I processed them 'til fine)

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
3 tablespoons of honey or 
golden syrup

1/2 cup of dark brown sugar or ¾ cup of Rapadura sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon bi-carb

A decent pinch of salt

So simple to make:
pre-heat your oven to 160c-(my oven is really crapping out, so I turned the fan off)

In your food processor put your flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, coconut and ½ cup of oats – blitz 'til well mixed (pulsing works even better)
Melt the butter and honey in a small saucepan on a low heat

Transfer the already pulsed ingredients from food processor to a mixing bowl and the rest of the oats and stir with a wooden spoon – set aside
Now add the bi-carb to the warm butter and mix really well (it will foam up a little- this is normal), mix well

Pour the wet into the dry mixture stir with wooden spoon till well combined – the mixture will be very crumbly (this is how it's suppose to be)

Put either teaspoons (for small) or tablespoons (for large) of the mixture onto lined baking sheets and cook for 10-12min (depending on your oven and remember these cookies will expand) be careful transferring them to a cooling rack they will be very fragile and seem almost not cooked - but surprisingly they get crisp and chewy really quickly

I’ve consulted the Bickie Queen about some of her failsafe biscuit recipes and between her and I we came up with enough options to get you to the baby’s ‘birthday’ without ever having to buy another ‘packet’ of biscuits again.
I’m going to post one every week until that precious baby is born.

How many weeks is that again?


©Michelle Schoeps 2013
All photos taken by Michelle Schoeps

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