Friday, 25 April 2014

Anzac Biscuits

My other half is a BIG fan of the Anzac biscuits!  I make them often for the bickie tin. 

For those readers that are not from Australia or New Zealand the history of the Anzac is simple,  they are a war biscuit that was sent from home to loved ones during WW1 and WW2.  As they had to travel distance and time and still be fresh they couldn't have things like eggs in them. 

The name Anzac is the acronym for Australian New Zealand Army Corps from WW1.  The reason the 25th April is an almost sacred day to us is that at dawn on this day the Anzac's went ashore on the beaches of Gallipoli in Turkey where many hundreds of our Grandfathers, Great Grandfathers, Uncles and family members were killed, either on the beaches or in the trenches on the cliffs above.

My Grandfather was lucky enough to come home from Gallipoli although many were not.  Many Aussies and New Zealanders will be lucky enough to make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli in their lifetimes and many will not, where ever we are in the world we still stop at dawn on 25th day of April every year to remember those lost.

Lest we forget.

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1/2 tspn bi carb soda
1 tbspn golden syrup
115g butter or margarine
2 tbspn hot water

In a bowl mix the all the dry ingredients.

Melt the butter/marg then add in the syrup, water and bi carb to the melted butter.

Pour the wet ingredients with the dry and stir until combined.

Spoon onto a baking sheet, I use a cookie scoop and pack the mix in,  you can roll spoonfuls into balls and bake in 180C pre heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Allow to cool.

"They shall not grow old, as we are left to grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning.
We will remember them.
Lest we forget"

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