Old faithful

Eek. It’s 9:45 am and I am due at my friend’s house to hang out with the peeps from mothers group at 10:30. And it is a bring-a-plate thing. Sleeping baby-not going to wake her to get to the shops early just to buy some trans-fat laden ‘treats’. What to do, hmm.

Aha! My old friend, the NMAA Cooks book (=Nursing Mothers Association of Australia, the precursor to the current Australian Breastfeeding Assoc) which was Mum’s as a member when I was a baby. So this book is more than 30 years old, and while it is looking a little under the weather, I can always rely on it for reliable recipes for old favourites. Mine is so torn up it now lives inside a plastic sleeve to keep all of the loose pages together. And props to NMAA, this book was way ahead of its’ time for many Australian family diets in the mid 70s, including recipes for things like hommus and pesto even back then. And it has the best recipes ever for carrot cake and gingerbread.

my old friend-NMAA Cooks

my old friend-NMAA Cooks

But today it is Anzac bikkies that I turn to. Quick to make, no eggs (I have often run out) and only 15 minutes to cook. They smell lovely and are great with a cuppa!

Here we go:

1 cup rolled oats                                               1/2 tsp bicarb soda dissolved in 2tbsp boiling water

1/2 cup SR flour                                                125gr melted butter

1/2 cup plain flour                                          2 tbsp golden syrup (add to butter)

3/4 cup coconut

3/4 cup raw sugar

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C, mix dry ingredients

Add dissolved soda/water mix to the butter/syrup mix. Pour this into the dry ingredients, mix well.

Roll into walnut-sized balls and place on a biscuit tray, cook for 15 mins.




~ by Little Red Hen on April 1, 2009.

One Response to “Old faithful”

  1. mmm I bet it smelled so good!

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