http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HobNob Would seem the humble HobNob is based on the Anzac biscuit...and a better dunker in your tea is hard to findNot Hardtack but a recipe I tried a while ago - found somewhere on here....
- My favourite food to take with me is Anzac Biscuits they are really easy to make and they keep for about 8 months in an airtight container.
1 cup dried fruit (optional)
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Cup Plain flour
1 cup Suger
3/4 Cup coconut
125g Butter apox
1 tbsp Golden Syrup
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp Boiling Water
Mix all dry Ingredients together
Put Butter,Syrup in pan on low heat till melted
put 1 tsp Bicarb in cup add 2 tsp Boiling Water
add to pan of butter syrup it will fiz up add to dry mix and mix in well
put on greased baking tray about 1/2" thick put in preheat oven mid heat till light brown 20-25 min approx
cut in to squares leave to cool it is soft at first and get harder with time. One 2"x3" squares is the same as a full meal.
It takes about 10min to make 20min to cook.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Here it is http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=250794771To Mousey, what is meant by "Golden syrup?" Is that a brand name of something? And what exactly might be used for dried fruits. I've never used anything like that in anything, except raisins (and then only in carrot salad).
Ha ha ha some of the older guys I worked with when I was an apprentice called it a "robbers spoon" same thing though, they told a tale of nearly being able to get half a tin of food on the spoon in one scoop of the tin or mess tin....A "Racing Spoon" is any spoon either of wood, plastic or metal which is carried by any person, and who's sole aim in life is to eat as much food as possible from other peoples plates, mugs etc. without actually doing any cooking themselves, the normal method of approach is to assess the person cooking and then tap them on the shoulder when the meal has just been taken off the heat, or placed onto a plate they turn round and the racing spoon is in and out and the deed is done
Thats because it was sold in Clay pots before the 1920's I beliveAh ha! I've learned something today without trying very hard. The last time that happened was when I was describing an obsolete piece of French army camp equipment that was called a Marmite de campement, only I'm not sure if I have that or a Gamelle de campement. Whichever it is, it's pretty neat and I've even used it already. Then I found out there's a food concoction called Marmite.