Saturday, April 25, 2009
On April 25th, New Zealander's and Australians mark Anzac Day - the annivesary of the 1915 landing of the Allied Troops at Gallipoli.
Every year on this day, ceremonies are held to commemorate the Australian and New Zealanders who died in battle.
While our image of the orginial Anzac Day is that of infantry fighting among the cliffs, ravines and ridges of Gallipoli, there was a maritime aspect to that campaign and NZ'ers played a part at sea also.
The crunchy favourite biscuit we have grown up enjoying.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of rolled oats
1 tblsp. golden syrup
2 tblsp water
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. Then stir in the sugar and
2 Melt the butter, golden syrup and vanilla together. Dissolve the baking soda in boiling water and mix into the flour with the melted butter, stirring until all the ingredients are combined.
3 Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on a greased tray ( flatten lightly with a fork)
4 Bake at 180 for about 12 - 15 minutes until the biscuits have flattened out and have become a rich brown.
Transfer to a cake rack to cool. They will crispen as they cool and then store in an airtight container.
Makes 3 dozen.
I am going to go and make some for the family now.
I hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend
Ps. Have just made the biscuits and they smelled divine cooking and tasted great.
Make some for yourself when you have a spare moment.