Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Anzac Biscuits with the Owlets

This week on Thursday April 25th it's ANZAC Day here in Australia - a special national day commemorating major military action by Australian and New Zealand troops in World War I.  For those of you not from this part of the world, we also have a very yummy biscuit to mark the day - Anzac Biscuits.  Did I mention they were YUM?!! 

Our littlest owlet is helping make Anzac Biscuits at kindergarten tomorrow, however as she is on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet she unfortunately won't be able to help eat them :(  So today we are making our own Anzac Biscuits using our fabulous Thermomix and this recipe.

We substituted Nuttelex for the butter, and our own gluten-free flour mix for the plain flour.  This time around the flour mix consisted of sorghum flour, tapioca starch, rice flour and xanthan gum.  

The biscuits were perhaps a little on the runner side than I would have liked and they spread a bit too much.  At first I thought we needed more flour or less liquid next time around, but as the last bit of mixture sat in the bowl waiting for a free oven tray it firmed up.  Next time I'll either put the mixture in the fridge before cooking or just let it sit there for a while first. 

So were they a success?  Um, well I guess the fact that Mr Owl devoured them (he has a thing against gf/df/everything-free food) and that there are only about 6 left from the batch of about 2 dozen means that the taste test was a huge success!!  And that Miss 4 can proudly take her home-made Anzac Biscuits to Kinder tomorrow and feel a part of it all.

Lori xo


  1. Thermomixes are popping up everywhere in my life at the moment, its like everyone wants me to buy one! The cookies look delicious!

    1. It sounds like you want to buy one ;) We love ours! All those biscuits disappeared, so the owlets and I are about to make some more.