Anzac Day Traditions

 

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Today is ANZAC Day, a day in Australia where we honour the servicemen and women, who fought for our freedom and those that have fallen. We remember them with a dawn service and marches in all the cities and towns around the nation and football and two up and beer!

It’s the Australian way. We also honour them by eating Anzac Biscuits.

Anzac biscuits were invented during WWI, when the women back home wanted to send care packages to the soldiers fighting on the front. There was food rationing at that time, so these humble anzac biscuits were made out of ingredients readily available in the pantries of Aussie women.

The name ANZAC refers to soldiers of ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’

Theses humble biscuits make you feel warm inside. Nothing better than eating one warm out of the oven with a cup of coffee.

Here’s how you do it:

Anzac Biscuits ( Cookies)

1 cup oats

1 cup plain flour

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup coconut

1 stick  butter

3 tbls boiling water

3 tbls golden syrup (substitute  maple)

1/4 tsp baking soda

Mix oats, flour, coconut and sugar together. In saucepan melt butter and add syrup and boiling water. Once melted add baking soda, when it foams up pour into dry ingredients. Combine and roll into 1 inch balls, flatten on a greased baking tray with a fork. Leaving space in between.

Bake in slow (350f) oven until golden brown.  Approx 10 minutes but watch them so they don’t burn.

 

May you have a safe and Happy Anzac Day, honouring those who served so that we may drink and gamble and enjoy sport on tv without fear.

May you win at two up and get home safely. Remember to take a designated driver.

Oh and Go the Hawks!

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

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