Lest we forget.
Honeycomb and ANZAC Biscuit Ice Cream Sandwiches
adapted from SBS
For the Anzac Biscuits:
80g plain flour (I used cake flour), sifted
100g light brown sugar
50g rolled oats
3 tablespoons desiccated
60g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
For the Honeycomb Ice Cream:
400ml thick cream
100g caster sugar
4 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped (keep the pod)
100g chocolate-covered honeycomb
2 Anzac biscuits (see above)
Make the Anzac Biscuits:
Preheat the oven to 175 C. Line a large baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
Put the flour, sugar, oats and coconut into a large bowl and stir to combine.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the golden syrup and water. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda.
Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Divide the dough into ten equal protions and roll the portions into balls. Place the balls in the prepared baking sheet, leaving enough room for them to spread. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Leave them to cool on the trays.
Make the Ice Cream:
Put the milk and cream and the vanilla seeds and pod into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine and when the mixture is just below boiling, remove the pan from the heat. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until thick. Gradually add the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Pour the mixture back into the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. When the mixture coats the back of the spoon (about 5 minutes), remove the vanilla pod, pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a jug or bowl and refrigerate until it is completely cold.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to a bowl, add the chopped honeycomb and Anzac biscuits and fold them through. Spoon the ice cream into a freezer-proof container and freeze until firm.
Make the Sandwiches:
Place scopps of ice cream onto half the biscuits and top with remaining biscuits.