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The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

By Kirsten Gilmour

Published 2017

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‘Anzac’ stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corp. These cookies are part of New Zealand and Australia’s wartime history. Wives would use their rations to bake these delicious cookies, sending them by sea to their homesick hubbies. They do keep for ages in an airtight container. We have sexed them up with the addition of cranberries, pumpkin seeds and dried apricots.

  • The dough may seem greasy and sticky but this is good! It mustn’t be dry or crumbly or the cookies will fall apart.
  • They spread quite a lot while baking so don’t cram them on the baking tray.
  • You can cook the dough as a slice like a flapjack if you prefer – just press it into a brownie tin. It’s great with chocolate ganache on top.
  • If you’re going out on the hill, these are the perfect trail food.
  • They will keep in an airtight container for up to ten days