For my non Aussie readers, ANZAC Day is one of
Australia's most important national commemorative occasions.
It marks the anniversary of the first major military action
fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the
First World War.
During the war friends and community groups sent food to the fighting men. Due to the delays in getting food to the front line, food needed to remain edible, without refrigeration, for long periods of time.
The Anzac Biscuit met this need.
is one of the few commodities that are able to be legally marketed in Australia using the word ‘Anzac’.
Anzac Day is not about personal beliefs in war.
It is about honouring all past and present Service Men and Women all over the world on the front line, in peacekeeping operations, as well as all the NGO's supporting displaced people. Unfortunately we live in a world where fundamental human rights are violated by extremists, by misuse of power, hate, greed, ego and downright stupidity that makes the role of the Defence Forces necessary.
In honouring, may we reflect on the consequences of war, and maybe bring more love and kindness to our own worlds, in the hope that eventually we create ripples of goodness to all corners of the world.
Lest We Forget.
1 tblspn golden syrup
2 tblspns boiling water
I.5 tspns bicarb soda
1C rolled oats
3/4C desiccated coconut
1C plain flour
1C white sugar
Set the oven to 150 degrees Celsius
Mix all the oats, coconut, flour and sugar together
Melt the butter and golden syrup over a gentle heat on the stove
Add the boiling water mixed with the bicarb
Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients
Place teaspoons of mixture onto a bake paper covered tray
Bake for 12 minutes*
Cool on tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Makes about 50 cookies
* This recipe is from another Australian treasure Margaret Fulton.
Her recipe says cook for 20 minutes - mine took only 12 minutes to cook.
Not wanting to argue with a living legend, I would suggest set your oven
to 12 minutes, and then watch them to find whatduration is perfect for
your individual oven.