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.
If you are not from Australia or New Zealand, then odds are that you won't know about ANZAC Day. If you don't, the short version is that it is a national day of rememberance for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Focus is often on the soldiers of the Frist and Second World Wars, but the day is one of thanks for all Australian soldiers. For the long version, you can click here to read more about the ANZACs and their bravery.
If you were in Australia or New Zealand, odds are also that you may have made ANZAC biscuits today. And if you aren't and you haven't made them before, you are in for such a treat.
There are a few theories on the origins of ANZAC biscuits, but they certainly were "invented" First World War, around 1914/15. Historians say they came about due to resourceful of the women on the "home front" in an endeavour to make a treat for their loved ones that would survive the long journey by post to the war front.
They are so easy to make, give them a go if you haven't made them before. Your kids are guaranteed to love them.
- 1 cup (150g) plain flour
- 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (85g) desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup (155g) brown sugar
- 125g butter
- 2 tbs golden syrup
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the oats, coconut and brown sugar.
- Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
- Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
- Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Set aside on the trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack so it cools completely.
- Makes about 27 bicsuits (cookies, you gals in the US of A!)