Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday January 1, 2011

ANZAC Biscuits
Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Rolled oats with toasted coconut, raisins and peanuts
Lunch: Pork curry with rice and flat bread
Dinner: Steamed broccoli, soy beans and garlic polenta, with dried tomato seasoning
Baking: ANZAC cookies, sticky fig pudding with dulce de leche and wiener nougat ice cream, homemade tortilla chips

A start of a new year, a start of a new decade... Instead of a recovery mode, I thought why not continue the celebration. After all this day only comes once every 10 years!

After a healthy breakfast as always, it was leftovers for lunch, a healthy dinner with lots of sweets/dessert in between. And there was wine and beer, but no weer this time:)

I made ANZAC biscuits (or cookies), one of my favourite biscuits. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. You must wonder what the heck this has to do with biscuits, the army should be fighting war (or making peace perhaps), not baking biscuits. It has been claimed the biscuits were sent by wives to soldiers abroad because the ingredients do not spoil easily and the biscuits kept well during naval transportation. No eggs are used, instead syrup is used as a binding agent. You can read more on the history here.

Thank you ANZAC wives for coming up with this wonderful biscuit!

Today's Favourite Blog
smitten kitchen presents a nice milk punch recipe, with a decent milk/alcohol ratio. The punch sounds delicious, with the sweetness muting, either fully or partially, the high alcohol content. This is on my list of things to try.

Today's Favourite Photo

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