There is nothing more admirable than when you see your work getting recognized in your own homeland, all the more so, when you are staying away from it. But as they say, we may leave a house or a town, but that does not mean those places leave us.
I would sneak into this online News portal ‘Udaipur Times’ for hourly updates and latest happenings in my town, whenever I miss my hometown in Udaipur. But never thought that some day I will make ‘News’ in the same.
And just when I was sitting back and reminiscing about what all good the year 2013 has brought in for me, I got yet another pleasant surprise. I found my name in the list of “Top 30 Indian Food Bloggers of 2013, first on Awesome Cuisine and then on Rediff.com, a very trendy online web portal.
I couldn’t have asked for anything better. These are times when I take pride in what ever I have achieved and feel thankful for the choices I have made in life.
Readers support and small appreciations such as this is what keeps me going….#gratitude
Coming back to the cookies, I love adding wholegrain in my cookies which makes it more chewy and dense apart from making it healthier and better snack option.
Of late I am seeing these Anzac biscuits from Australia in my supermarket and love the chewy texture of it. The Oats used in the cookies make it a much filling snack and give a feeling of biting something healthier than munching on the regular crispy refined flour cookies.
I Googled to find out more about these biscuits. According to Wikipedia, Anzac biscuit is a popular goodie from Australia and New Zealand. Rolled Oats, desiccated coconut and golden syrup is normally used to make these biscuits.
I added cocoa powder for my chocolaty version and replaced golden syrup with honey as the former is not readily available in India.
1. Anzac Oats Chocolate biscuits
- (Adapted from Jamie Oliver)
- 1 cup Oats
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Finger millet or Ragi
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oil/butter
- 2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- A pinch of salt