Thursday, January 26, 2006

Happy Australia Day

Peter's blog just reminded me that it's Australia Day.

As someone who was once a near-Australian, I'm embarrassed to say that I had forgotten.

Not a lot of kangaroos to pet in Kuwait, so make yourself some ANZAC biscuits as the next-best thing. (Better for ANZAC Day, natch, but we're improvising here.)

1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of coconut
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
1/2 cup of margarine (soft and pliable)
1/2 tablespoon of baking soda (bi-carb soda)
1 teaspoon of boiling water

Mix together the oats, flour, sugar and coconut.
Melt the syrup and margarine together.
Mix bi-carb soda with the boiling water and add to the melted margarine and syrup, then add this to the dry ingredients.
Place tablespoons of the mixture on a greased tray and bake at 150c (302F) for 20 minutes.

To further celebrate Australia Day, bake these with Paul Kelly playing in the background.

Money only buys you what you want
You can't buy your balls back like you buy a pair of pants
Once they're gone, you've really got fuck-all
Watch out little boy, don't lose your balls.


Jared said...

I'll celebrate Australia Day by watching the episode of the Simpsons where they visit down under. "I see you've played knifey spooney before."

Anonymous said...

how much do you love that pic of you feeding those birds!
talk about awesome!

Marie Javins said...

More importantly, did you notice that these birds eat MEAT?

They're kookaburras. Usually they eat snakes, lizard, small mice. These are lucky kookaburras. They get beef.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan does a great kookaburra imitation.

--david wohl