Monday, 23 April 2012

kit kat anzac biscuits

With Anzac Day coming up, it only seems fitting to post up my favourite Anzac biscuit recipe; this is a recipe which I've used time and time again and has always worked a treat. I did jazz it up a little this time though as being the lucky person that I am, I was recently gifted with a fair few Kit Kat bars. Not wanting to feel like a glutton chomping away on them, it only made sense to try and bake with them. Anzac biscuits were on the agenda so made perfect sense to throw in some Kit Kats to see how they would go. I tell you now dear reader, they are the best!

You'll need two Kit Kat Bars for this recipe.

For your Anzac Biscuits: Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Place 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup caster sugar and 3/4 cup dessicated coconut in a bowl. Place 2 tbsp golden syrup and 125g unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat and allow to melt. Mix 1/2 tsp bicarb soda with 1 tbsp hot water and add to the butter mixture. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Chop up the Kit Kats into 1cm pieces. Add to your Anzac biscuit mix.

Wearing gloves, roll out balls of the mixture and place onto lined baking trays. Flatten the balls of mix slightly, remembering to allow room on the trays for the biscuits to spread. 

Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

 Take note that the biscuits will be very soft when they come out of the oven but will harden as they cool down. Leave on the trays until they are ready to move onto a wire rack. Makes about 20-25.

This Anzac biscuit recipe is my favourite because it has a crunchy outer and slightly chewy centre which is how I think all Anzac biscuits should taste (the ones you get at the supermarkets are usually crunchy all the way through which I never think is quite right). And well to top that off, add the sweet chocolatey-goodness of Kit Kats and the extra crunch from the wafer inner and you have the perfectly crunchy yet chewy Anzac biscuit for Anzac Day. Have a good Anzac Day everyone! Enjoy the break (and well, why not have some Kit Kats in your Anzac biscuits!)


joey@FoodiePop said...

I like it!

missklicious said...

Nice! Thanks for the recipe :) Agree that Anzac biscuits should be a bit chewy in the middle

Sophie @ teathyme said...

A great recipe and what better way to remember the Anzacs than have a sweet Anzac Cookie with tea. Cheers.

RMDevine said...

Ohhh they are deeeelish! a sweet start to my day

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! What a great idea! More please! :)

mashi said...

Yum... love chewy anzac biscuits, very tempted to make some except I'll have to go out and get some kit kats.

Glad you are back blogging!