Hi there!

I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

While I don’t always have time to reply to comments, I love reading them. I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something new because I love sharing what I learn, and I'm always looking for another new skill myself.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Coconut Biscuits - like Anzac

Ok, so I have had a very busy day. I hope everyone has had a great weekend, I certainly have. Saturday was a made up of a visit to the markets followed by all the mundane things like housework and folding washing that dried in the sunshine the day before.
Then today, I made plans to bake, and go to a SeedSavers meeting....it was to  be my first meeting and I met the ladies through a stall they held at the markets....we chatted at the stall and they invited me to come along to the meeting..and bring whatever seeds I would like to share.....that will have to be a post of its own, so stay tuned for that one..........

Baking got off to a late start today, because I made a few mixes....another post......then I began making the large mix of these yummy biscuits. Instead of typing out the recipe here, I thought you may like the written form....Unfortunately I cannot remember who gave me this recipe, as I have had it many years....and made it many times too.

Here is the recipe for Coconut Biscuits.....Makes 200

I have made up all the recipe, but only baked enough for now......the rest I have placed onto a tray, pressed with a fork then froze them, for baking another day.

After my boys noses lead them to the kitchen, then everyone tasting the biscuits...including hubby....this is what I baked and also the ones I will freeze...I don't think it would have been 200 but it may be close.


They are so yummy....and I get to bake them again, without making up the recipe again. 

Although I am not sure I should defrost them or if I can put them in the oven frozen yet, I will need to experiment as I have never done it before....but if it works, it will certainly be worth it.

Come back later so you can read all about my SeedSaver meeting, and the mixes I made earlier.


  1. Great idea to do it like that Nelly Mary. I've done it before and have baked from frozen. For easy storage in the freezer, I sometimes like to freeze it in a 'log' shape and when ready to bake, slice off and place directly onto tray.

    Looking forward to your other posts.

  2. Hey Anne--in the USA they sell Slice 'n Bake cookie dough just like that in supermarkets! In a log. I can't get it over here in South Africa. So, I bake from scratch. But, sometimes I long for the ole Slice 'n Bakes from my childhood.

    Narelle, I'm sure you'll be able to bake the frozen cookie dough rounds once they thaw out. I'm making a note of your recipe and will try it out soon.

  3. is that a pound of butter in the recipe? looks great and I cant beleive it makes 200!!

  4. those look delicious! I often freeze cookie dough in a log and then slice off as needed. very convenient. I find it is better to defrost a little bit to make the cutting easier and then they cook right up perfectly very time.

  5. If only I am not allergic to coconut! Just wanted to pop in and let you know your recipe for sweet n sour sauce is up. You inspired me to post it. I hope all is well with you. I have not found much on celery soup. I will keep looking.


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