Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Champion Anzac Biscuit Baker!

The day has finally arrived.

We are to announce the winner the Annual Awesome Anzac Cookie/Biscuit Cook-Off held at Pat's work! See this post for the background to this story.

Competition was fierce. The judging panel took their privileges as biscuit tasters very seriously in the blind taste test. Apparently all biscuits presented were delicious; however there can only be one true champion Anzac Biscuit Baker for 2012.
And the winner was...

Here are Pat's winning biscuits as they were presented to the panel on the day of judging.

It was a unanimous decision by the esteemed judging panel. One comment was that these were possibly the best Anzac biscuits ever tasted!

Second place went to Sam, and third place to last year's champion, Jemma.

We are so proud (and lucky!) to have the Champion Anzac Biscuit Baker in our family. Since being crowned Champion, we have had Pat baking several batches of the winning recipe. They are so delicious!
Archie has given his tick of approval too!

Now, as promised, here is the winning recipe! It is the original Australian Women's Weekly Anzac Biscuit recipe. Carole has made this recipe almost every Anzac Day for as long as Gerri can remember. You can't beat tradition!

Champion Anzac Biscuits
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coconut
125g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon boiling water
Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar and coconut.
Combine butter and golden syrup, stir over gentle heat until melted.
Mix soda with boiling water, add to melted butter mixture, stir into dry ingredients.
Place tablespoons of mixture on lightly greased oven trays; allow room for spreading.
Book in slow oven (150deg C) for 20 minutes.
Loosen while warm, then cool on trays.
Makes 35 biscuits.

Pat used a "generous" tablespoon when putting the mixture onto the trays, so his batches made 20 biscuits each time.
The recipe is from "The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits" by The Australian Women's Weekly. This is the third cookbook Carole ever bought! It's now known as a "vintage" cookbook!

Stop by soon to check out the delicious dessert that Pat created out of his other batches of Anzac biscuits. Yum!
Happy Anzac biscuit baking!

Carole & Gerri

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