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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Anzac Biscuits

Recipe from Yasmin
Images by Yasmin

This recipe hits home for me. Every Australian knows it is a tasty biscuit with a deeper meaning. For all fighting Aussies in the war this biscuit reminds them of home, made for them by their loving families. For me, however, I am reminded of when I was a child attending the dawn service on Anzac Day, paying tribute to those lost in battle and those who helped assist Australia. I remember waking up on Anzac Day by my parents at 4 or 5 am to get ready to leave. At first I was tired, but soon after waking I would always remember the special event occuring and get ready quickly. I was very excited, every year. We would never eat breakfast before attending because we were served an extensive breakfast with friends, family and other attendees. While we awaited the opening of the ceremony everybody went to individual centres wher a family member worked or currently work. For my family we always turn to the hospital centre to meet others who understand this part of the workforce. There we were served tea, coffee or hot chocolate with a giant Anzac Biscuit! This is what I remember and love the most about this recipe... the taste, symbolism and memories.

Did You Know... Anzac Biscuits were invented for the troops because they required very simple household ingredients and both the ingredients and biscuit last. Perfect for fighting Aussies (and New Zealand Kiwis)!

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tblsp golden syrup
  • 2 tblsp boiling water

Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Melt butter and golden syrup together in a separate container. Mix bi-carb soda with boiling water in a separate container. Add to melted butter mix. Add to dry ingredients. Mix. Place tblsps of mixture on a greased tray. On each individual portion of mixture, press lightly so the height is approximately 1 cm. Bake in a slow over (150'C fan-forced) for 20 minutes. When lightly brown, remove, and place on a wire rack to cool. Eaten best when warm (personally) but perfect when cold as well.

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