- 1 Can I use honey instead of golden syrup in gingerbread?
- 2 Why didn’t My Anzac biscuits spread?
- 3 Are Anzac biscuits meant to be chewy or crunchy?
- 4 What can I use instead of golden syrup in Anzac biscuits?
- 5 Can you use honey instead of syrup?
- 6 What did the soldiers mix the Anzac biscuits with?
- 7 Who came up with the recipe for Anzac biscuits?
- 8 Was the Anzac biscuit used for anything other than eating?
- 9 Can I use baking powder instead of bicarb soda in Anzac biscuits?
- 10 How do you know when Anzac biscuits are done?
- 11 Why are my Anzac biscuits soft?
- 12 What is the secret to making chewy cookies?
- 13 How do I make crispy biscuits?
- 14 How do you soften hard Anzac biscuits?
Can I use honey instead of golden syrup in gingerbread?
I love making gingerbread men with children, it is so much fun decorating them afterwards. I use honey instead of golden syrup or treacle, it adds a different slant to the taste and is healthier.
Why didn’t My Anzac biscuits spread?
So, make sure you roll and bake the mixture as soon as possible after mixing to make rolling and flattening of the biscuits easy. If it does get a little dry you can just mix in another tablespoon or two of water to help make it a little more pliable before shaping. Leave enough room between biscuits for spreading.
Are Anzac biscuits meant to be chewy or crunchy?
Due to the time it took to get to the soldiers, they needed ingredients that didn’t spoil easily – rolled oats, sugar, plain flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup or treacle, bi-carbonate of soda and boiling water. To keep them crisp they packed them in Billy Tea tins. So there it is – they are meant to be crisp!
What can I use instead of golden syrup in Anzac biscuits?
Best substitute for golden syrup is a combination of light molasses or treacle, plus honey. I use 1 part molasses or treacle, and 3 parts honey – the flavour is nearly identical, and the colour is very similar (a bit darker).
Can you use honey instead of syrup?
Use the liquid honey as a sugar substitute in vinaigrettes, marinades, sauces, or in cocktails, just like you would a simple syrup. Because the honey is diluted, you may need to adjust your measurements, perhaps adding a bit more than what is called for. I usually sweeten to taste.
What did the soldiers mix the Anzac biscuits with?
Eggs, that were sent long distances, were coated with a product similar to Vaseline and then packed into air tight containers and filled with sand. At first the biscuits were called ‘Soldiers biscuits’ but after the landing on Gallipoli in 1915 they were dubbed Anzac biscuits.
Who came up with the recipe for Anzac biscuits?
Ms Reynolds has traced the first printed ‘Anzac biscuit’ recipe to a 1917 Australian publication called the War Chest Cookery Book.
Was the Anzac biscuit used for anything other than eating?
So durable are they that soldiers used them not just for food, but for creative, non-culinary purposes. The texture and hardness of the biscuits enabled soldiers to write messages on them and send them long distances to family, friends, and loved ones.
Can I use baking powder instead of bicarb soda in Anzac biscuits?
See this post for some notes about the use of bicarb soda in the recipes for ANZAC Biscuits. Don’t substitute the use of bicarbonate of soda with Self Raising Flour or Baking Powder, as its use is essential to the biscuit. The other essential element is Golden Syrup.
How do you know when Anzac biscuits are done?
Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until light golden. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Want soft and chewy? Omit the brown sugar and increase the caster sugar to 155g (3/4 cup).
Why are my Anzac biscuits soft?
There could be a few reasons for this: Is the mix too dry and not clumping together or making a biscuit shape when you put them on the tray? If this is the case, you may need to hydrate the biscuit with extra wet ingredients.
A secret baker’s trick is to rest your cookie dough in the fridge. You can rest it for at least an hour, which will evaporate some of the water and increase the sugar content, helping to keep your cookies chewy. The longer you allow your dough to rest in the fridge, the chewier your cookies will be.
How do I make crispy biscuits?
How to Reheat Biscuits in the Oven
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the biscuits on top and make sure they’re at least one inch apart.
- Bake your biscuits for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Take your biscuits out of the oven and brush over with butter.
- Serve and enjoy!
How do you soften hard Anzac biscuits?
Heat one or two biscuits into the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Touch them to check for softness. For very hard biscuits, skip this step and go directly to the next step. Wrap cooled biscuits in a slightly damp kitchen towel and heat for 20 to 30 seconds.