Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lest We Forget

*I wouldn't be surprised if every Aussie creates a similar post today, but hey!!*

On April 25 every year, we in Australia celebrate ANZAC Day, a day of national commemoration of those that served our country in WW1 and made the ultimate sacrifice. One of the traditions of this day are Anzac Biscuits. They're so good, we eat them year round!The history of Anzac biscuits: During the first world war, food sent overseas in care packages had to survive 2+ months at sea to get to our soldiers. So the problem arose of making something nutritious that would also last a long time. The solution to that problem came in the form of a biscuit. One of the awsome aspects of this recipe was that due to the lack of eggs (too expensive!) an alternative had to be found, and that came in the form of golden syrup. It bound the biscuits together and gives them that unmistakable flavour.

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ⅔ cup raw sugar
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 125g butter
  • 1 teaspoon bi-carb of soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Mix together the oats, flour, sugar and coconut.
  3. In a pan, melt the butter with the golden syrup, mixing well to combine.
  4. Set aside then mix the bi-carb and hot water together, before pouring it into the butter mixture, stir then pour this into the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir well and then scoop out tablespoonful of the mix - roll in your palm then flatten into a rough circle.
  6. Place on a baking paper lined tray, leaving space for the biscuits to spread.
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until a golden brown. Cool on the tray before placing on wire racks.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left 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.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

We have been baking Anzac bikkies here too! It certainly is a day of national pride!

apparentlyjessy said...

You are right! I posted Anzac biscuits too! :)