I spent my Anzac day indulging in a yummy breakfast, curling up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea while the rain poured down outside, and making biscuits. Anzac biscuits for Anzac Day.
As mentioned in a previous post (here), I'm participating in the 8 Week Challenge. I like to think of it as training for my holiday to France, similar to an elite athlete preparing for the Olympics. Basically, my plan is to loose a couple of kg before I head off, knowing I'll be over-indulging. Seriously, who wouldn't over-indulge over there?!
So when I say that I've made Anzac biscuits, I've actually made a crunchy, healthier version from the Weight It Up website:
The changes that have been made by the Weigh It Up team compared to a normal Anzac biscuit, include replacing the butter and reducing the amount with heart healthy oil. Reducing the amount of caster sugar and replacing it with dark brown sugar. Substituting half of the plain flour with wholemeal flour, and reducing the amount of shredded coconut.
Hmmmmm.... all in all not a bad biscuit with a nice texture, but certainly not an Anzac biscuit in my book. To me, an Anzac biscuit has a wonderful buttery taste which makes you want to go back for more and more. Maybe that's the whole point of this biscuit. Although it's nice, it doesn't make me want to go back for any more. Hence, lose the weight!