Monday, June 18, 2007

Anzac Aflajores

For Anzac day I made Anzac biscuits. Luckily the south of Salta province and it's neighbours are big sugar cane districts so there is a local product that resembles Golden Syrup called Miel de CaƱa. It's not quite as sweet but they're still pretty tasty and people seem to like them when I make them.
Alfajores are a classic Argentine biscuit you can find all over the place. They are a sandwich of two biscuits, usually with the ubiquitous Dulce de Leche in the middle that is then covered in chocolate. Dulce de Leche is caramelised milk spread and is a major Argentine obsession, but more on that another time.
Around the time of Anzac Day Tom found a great recipe for fat free bananas that consists of frozen bananas that you mush in the blender.
In a cross cultural moment I came up with a desert of Anzac biscuit and banana ice cream sandwiches - the Anzac alfajor.
Thank you to mum for her never fail Anzac biscuit recipe:

1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
1 tablespoon golden syrup
125g butter
Disolve 1/2 teaspoon bicarb in 1 tablespoon boiling water and add to syrup and then to dry ingredients.
Bake in a slow oven 20 mins.


At June 21, 2007 at 9:27 AM , Blogger Kate said...

yum! I'm going to have to try that when we have a kitchen that isn't minging!


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