I enjoy baking from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and trying out recipes I have not made before. My husband is Australian (though he has lived in the UK since he was a child) and we were interested to try Anzac biscuits as we knew the history behind them. I had made the version of Anzac biscuits from one of Annabel Karmel’s books a few years back and remembered that they contained oats and desiccated coconut. I had baked an Apricot Loaf on one day before we broke up for half term and thought that a full tin of biscuits were what was needed on these cold, dark and depressing October evenings. I craved some sugar and sweetness along with a steaming cuppa of Yorkshire tea when I got in from work. I also thought if I made them with coconut then I would be able to leave them in the tin without the other members of the family nicking them.
When I told my children I had made some biscuits they came rushing in into the kitchen. I did not tell my daughter they had coconut in (she doesn’t have an allergy, she just doesn’t like coconut) but she ate a biscuit and said they were lovely! My son and hubby who love Bounty bars really enjoyed them. As for me, I couldn’t keep my hand out of the biscuit tin!
In a way I shouldn’t have made the biscuits as they were a mega diet fail for me but I couldn’t help it. The diet starts again tomorrow!
Love Sam xx
|Mary Berry’s Anzac Biscuits- they don’t look exciting but I can assure you they taste gorgeous and that, to me is what matters the most!|