ANZAC DAY: and the tradition of the ANZAC biscuit; Lest we Forget

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Anzac Day, the 25th of April is one of Australia‘s most Important occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Australian and New Zealand forces landed in Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915, where they battled Turkey for eight long months. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8000 Australian soldiers were killed during this time. Anzac day has become a day where we as Australians and New Zealanders remember the sacrifices of those brave men who fought and died for our country in war; LEST WE FORGET.

ANZAC biscuits today are a derivative of the biscuits that Women on the home-front sent to our men in care packages during the war. ANZAC biscuits have become and iconic tradition and a reminder of the ANZAC legacy and a recipe passed down through the generations, a symbol and a reminder of our great brave men who fought for our country; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Today is a very important day, a day of remembrance and thanks a day to pass down to younger generations, what our great men and women scarficed for our country and our freedom.

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RECIPE:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 Tsp boiling water

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180º
  2. Line 2 biscuits trays with baking paper
  3. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl, add oats and coconut
  4. Combine butter and golden syrup in a small pan, sir over low heat until butter has melted and mixture is smooth remove from heat
  5. Dissolve bicarbonate soda in boiling water; add immediately to butter mixture
  6. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients, using a wooden spoon stir until well combined
  7. roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on baking tray and flatten gently, allowing room for spreading
  8. Bake for 20 minutes  or until golden
  9. remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool
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2 thoughts on “ANZAC DAY: and the tradition of the ANZAC biscuit; Lest we Forget

  1. Tim Priest April 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Yum!

    Tim Priest

  2. Jenny's Ramblings April 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Not having a oven to bake my Anzac biscuits,my day was feeling a little incomplete. Reading your blog has lifted my spirits, as you are continuing my tradition in the family. Lest we forget.

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