Mel from Mellywood's Mansion here, today I am sharing a recipe that represents the pride of our nation ANZAC Biscuits.
ANZAC stand for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps, these biscuits were created and baked by the wives and mothers of our "diggers" (The name we call our Aussie soldiers) . They have a long shelf life and were sent as care packages during the first and second world wars.
ANZAC day is the 25th of April, on this day in 1915 the Aussie diggers, many of whom were barely men, landed in Gallipoli in an effort to defeat Turkey. 8000 Aussie diggers lost their lives that day, fighting for the freedom we enjoy today and the remaining men were forced to retreat. However, it brought about the birth of Australia, and a new federation had come into it's own.
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 a cup of dessicated coconut
125 gr of butter
2 Tbs of Golden Syrup (For those unable to get it you can make your own very easily see here for that recipe)
1 TBS of water
1/2 tsp of Bicarb Soda
Sift the flour into a bowl and ad the other dry ingredients except for the bicarb soda
Melt the butter, golden syrup and water together
Once melted add the bicarb soda which will froth and should look like this
Roll into walnut size balls place on a greased tray then flatten with the back of a fork
Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for around 15 minutes.
Then it's time to knock off for smoko , grab your billy tea and enjoy a biccie or two (take a break for afternoon or morning tea).
In honor of those lost diggers, we remember them in a dawn service and I will leave you with the Ode of Remembrance :
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.
Lest we forget
Don't forget next week is our first link party, we'd love for you to share your heritage or special dishes with us.
Thanks for reading,