Anna from Atlanta, Georgia, USA writes:
“Hare Krishna Kurma! Some devotees from the temple here in Atlanta are requesting me to bake some cookies to give people as prasadam on the street. I do not know much baking. I humbly request you to give me the basic recipe for perfect cookies.
The Cookie Monster replies:
Here’s a famous Australian cookie recipe. Gauranteed to give you an Aussie accent. The original recipe has something called golden syrup, which I know is unknown in the US. So I have adjusted accordingly. Beaut baking!
Aussie Anzac Cookies
Famous Aussie cookies that are quick to bake. Makes 24.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coconut
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon treacle or molasses or maple syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons water
Preheat the oven to 150° C / 300° F. Combine the oats, flour, sugar, and coconut in a bowl and mix well.
Melt the butter and syrup together in a small saucepan.
Boil the water in another small saucepan. Sprinkle the soda into the boiling water and add this to the melted butter and syrup. It will froth up. Add this foamy mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture on 2 large buttered trays.
Bake in the upper half of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the cookies are golden. Allow the cookies to cool a little on the trays before removing.
Serve when cool.
Note: for a slightly different textured Anzac that melts in the oven to a crisper consistency, use 2 tablespoons syrup and 3 tablespoons boiling water.
Posted by Kurma on 13/12/07; 6:48:54 AM