I have a long list of things I would like to bake. So I thought in the spirit of the Australia Day weekend I would bake ANZAC biscuits for the first time as apparently they are “easy”.
(Yes…yes…I know. My husband has already pointed out that ANZAC biscuits are for ANZAC Day but ANZAC is still Australian??? And Australia Day is for everything Australian right??)
I grabbed this recipe off Bake Play Smile http://www.bakeplaysmile.com and yes it seemed easy.
Alrighty then. So I put the baby down to sleep, whipped up the ingredients put them on a baking tray and wohla! I sound like a 1950’s housewife! If only…..
So with this extra confidence I thought I would quickly have a shower whilst all was calm. I think I skipped to the shower. Now the recipe said to bake 10-12 minutes. I think I was already at 5 minutes when I jumped in so you can see where this is going. And perhaps I also took a little longer than I should in the shower as it is always nice to have just a moment to yourself to think
So when I get back to the kitchen there is that familiar smell…”Ohhhhhhh” and yes….. they were burnt. Baking disaster 98765000. And the other baking dish was much worse! Fail #1
Not only burnt but all joined together. Fail number #2
So yes what did I do – try and rescue the situation. I had a small amount of mixture left so I thought I would learn by my mistakes and watch them like a hawk until they browned. (Yes if you noticed that is a soup spoon, by this stage I was scrambling for anything I could find!)
Ok perfect I have ummm 5 biscuits. Now onto the rescue mission. I tried to cut the sides but ANZAC biscuits don’t really work “cropped” so then decided to pick the best from a bad bunch.
When I showed up at my friends with these Australia Day delights in the afternoon I coyly just said with a straight face “Some people like crispy one and some like chewy so thought I would do both”
Do you think they saw straight through me as a fraud? Do you like crispy or chewy ANZAC biscuits??
Happy Australia Day everyone.
Joining the Australia Day Blog Party with Cooker and Looker
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