Sunday, 11 November 2012

Frozen ANZACs

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From For the Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Today is Remembrance Day.

This is not a day for fun & frivolity, but for quiet retrospect & respect for the sacrifice made by those who have fallen during war.

Today I made ANZAC biscuits. Well, I cooked them. I made them a few months (?) ago & found them at the back of the freezer.

 I had 2 logs of ANZAC mixture which I formed using my Sush-ezi, wrapped in Glad wrap (cling film) and froze. One log I put in the fridge last night to thaw, while the other I cut straight from the freezer.

The fridge defrosted log was easy to carve. . .

  . . . but it did squish a little on the base meaning the biscuits weren't quite circular

The frozen log was harder to carve. . .

. . .  & I ended up using a bread knife to 'saw' it instead

 I baked at 180-ish degrees (C) for about 10 minutes - pretty darn good timing for the defrosted ones

 Probably a little too short for the frozen ones, but they still worked out OK (I like mine really golden &  a bit crunchy)

Close up of the frozen batch

Close up of the defrosted batch

I think I preferred the defrosted batch, although they were both really nice. Warm from the oven I think the frozen ones had a little more of a rubbery texture, not a soft, uncooked texture, but rubbery. . . only slightly though & by the time they'd cooled completely I was hard pressed to taste any difference at all.

Remember Remembrance Day


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

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