Even though it is school holidays here, it is a beautiful and sunny day and there was a great turnout at the local Anzac Day parade which is traditionally led by a wonderful Pipe Band.
And we have now come home after the wreath laying service at the Memorial baths to have a cup of coffee and some of the delicious Anzac biscuits that G made last night. Anzac biscuits were first made during World War 1 and sent to soldiers serving overseas because they didn't spoil easily as due to the scarcity of eggs back then, they do not contain eggs.Anzac Biscuits Recipe
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
1. Sift flour into a bowl
2. Add rolled oats, sugar and coconut. Mix well.
3 Combine butter, golden syrup and water in a saucepan (or microwave safe container) and heat until butter melts.
4, Add soda, allow to foam and pour immediately into dry ingredients. Mix well.
5. Spoon heaped teaspoonsful of mixture into greased oven trays. Allow room for spreading.
6. Bake in a slow oven for 20 minutes.
7. Loosen and allow to cool on trays.
Makes about 30.